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Seamonkey, GnuTLS and Ruby upgrades.

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Seamonkey-1.1.10


Incognu has packaged seamonkey-1.1.10 for VL5.8 and VL5.9. This is a security fix release. You can read the release notes here, and the security fixes here. This also includes updated window icons by jtek.

Package: seamonkey-1.1.10-i586-2vl59.tlz
MD5: f53f0ad5c500a19e9b6a3873f909073a
Package Size: 18,152 KIB (17.73 MB)
Installed size: 73,650 KIB (71.92 MB)
Above info's not available for the VL5.8 package

 

SeaMonkey (an open-source web browser suite)

The SeaMonkey browser suite.  SeaMonkey features a state-of-the-art
web browser and powerful email client, as well as a WYSIWYG web page
composer and a feature-rich IRC chat client. For web  developers,
mozilla.org's DOM inspector and JavaScript debugger tools are included
as well.

Visit the SeaMonkey project at this URL:
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/seamonkey/


Ruby 1.8.6_p230

 

Ruby-1.8.6_p230 is available for VectorLinux-5.9 to fix security issues reported here:

http://www.slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security

 

Ruby (Interpreted object-oriented scripting language)

Ruby is an interpreted scripting language for quick and easy
object-oriented programming.  It has many features to process text
files and to do system management tasks (as in Perl).  It is simple,
straight-forward, and extensible.

Visit the Ruby project online at http://www.ruby-lang.org/

 

GnuTLS 1.6.3

 

GnuTLS-1.6.3 is available for download from the VectorLinux repository. 

This is a security fix:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1948
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1949
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1950

Package: gnutls-1.6.3-i486-1_slack12.0.tlz
MD5: 06af4e1a0b8e26aab07052508300c790
Package Size: 827 KIB (0.81 MB)
Installed size: 2,270 KIB (2.22 MB)

gnutls (GNU TLS library)

This is a TLS (Transport Layer Security) 1.0 and SSL (Secure Sockets
Layer) 3.0 implementation.  In brief, GnuTLS can be described as a
library which offers an API to access secure communication protocols.
These protocols provide privacy over insecure lines, and were designed
to prevent eavesdropping, tampering, or message forgery.

Homepage: http://www.gnu.org/software/gnutls/

 

This packages are available from the teting repository. You can read about the VectorLinux packaging system here. If you find any problem, please find assistance at the VectorLinux Forum.

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