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VP8/VP9's libvpx 1.13.1 Released Due To A High Severity Vulnerability

Phoronix - Sat, 09/30/2023 - 18:02
Google on Friday released libvpx 1.13.1 as the newest update to this open-source reference encoder for the VP8 and VP9 video codecs. This release is coming due to CVE-2023-5217, which is a "high" severity vulnerability that's been exploited within at least the Google Chrome web browser...

Wine 8.17 Released With VKD3D 1.9 Upgrade, Initial Window Management For Wayland Driver

Phoronix - Sat, 09/30/2023 - 04:48
Wine 8.17 is out today as the newest bi-weekly development release for this open-source software that allows Windows games and applications to run on Linux as well as serving as the basis for Valve's Proton that powers Steam Play...

Linux's modprobe Adds The Ability To Load A Module From Anywhere On The File-System

Phoronix - Sat, 09/30/2023 - 02:19
With today's release of kmod 31, Linux's modprobe utility for loading kernel modules can finally allow arbitrary paths to allow loading new kernel modules from anywhere on the file-system...

Linux 6.7 To Support New Intel DG2-G12 Stepping, More Raptor Lake IDs

Phoronix - Sat, 09/30/2023 - 00:46
Intel's Linux graphics driver engineers have begun submitting their feature changes to DRM-Next of new i915 kernel driver feature material they are preparing for the Linux 6.7 cycle this winter...