Ok, here are some new Software Releases I stumbled into this week:
- WordPress 1.5.1
It is mainly a maintenance release with a lot of bugs fixed. To get the feeds working (RSS2 etc.) I needed to patch wp-blog-headers.php (see ID1323: Feeds return 304 when no new posts have been made Description Bug).
I am using an paranoid setup with to different websites (wp-admin on localhost and only public stuff on the internet) I had to patch wp-includes/functions.php to reflect some changes for the get_settings(‚home’||’siteurl‘) function to get correct absolute URLs throughout the links.
- Bugzilla 2.18.1
No big deal in updating that, checksetup.pl a few times and guess what – after starting mysqld – bugzilla just worked fine :-D.
- Gaim 1.3.0
Hehe, the usual security issues CAN-2005-1261 and CAN-2005-1262 .
- GNU ddrescue 1.0-pre1
That tool saved my life several times during recovery from a bad harddisc. So make sure that you always have a copy of it on your rescue cdrom. It is much much faster than normal dd when it comes down to bad blocks.
Metasploit Framework 2.4
If you have some time and some vulerable test systems you have to try that one out by yourself!
Rootkit Hunter 1.2.6
*little bit ashamed* that tool was new to me, I used chkrootkit and AntiExploit before.
Clover 1.3.7 and Spike PHPCoverage 0.6
Wow, two releases of test coverage software in one week, so if you have to perform some coverage analysis during for your tests you may want to check them out.
John the Ripper 1.6.38
In case you lost/forgot your password John may help you to „remember“ it.
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