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6 posts from July 2011


CryptoNark v0.4.6 Released

I'm releasing an update to CryptoNark today, which is a maintenance release that fixes a few bugs that have been sitting out there for a little while now.  No new SSL/TLS testing functionality is in this release.  The three changes in this release are:

  1. Modified cryptonark to utilize a port number in all $url variable assignments.  This was an easy way for me to allow cryptonark to perform the extended http scanning when those http hosts were not using well-known port numbers.  This functionality may also change in the future as I retool things to accomodate SSL listeners that run on ports other than 443.
  2. Sometime in an earlier v0.4.x release, non-ssl host tests were still getting ssl tests sent to it.  This release fixes that issue.
  3. The get_server_type function has been fixed as well so it now properly sets the global variable that was supposed to be assigned the value of the HTTP Server header.  My "discovery" that the HTTP PROPFIND method test was broken in the previous release drove this fix.

The Downloads page on this site has been updated with the new version.  Because the script is now over 600 lines long, I do not post the source in release posts any longer.


Update - Adding iTerm2 Themes

The previous post became outdated when newer versions of iTerm2 updated the Preferences UI, so this post is meant to cover iTerm2 version 1.0 (and newer).

The iTerm2 Color Gallery page is the centralized repository for iTerm2 themes and provides links to available themes if you want to know where to go to find iTerm2 themes, (although most of the links will take you either to the author's personal site or to GitHub).  If you find a theme you like, download it or save it as a text file somewhere.

To manage your installed iTerm2 themes, click the iTerm menu and then the Preferences... menu item.  Click on the Profiles preference category and then the Colors tab.  A window like the one below will be displayed:


There is a drop down at the bottom of this tab labeled Load Presets....  This is where you will go to install or remove iTerm2 themes.  

To install an iTerm2 theme, click the Import... command from the Load Presets... drop down list and then select the file you downloaded from the Color Gallery.  It will then be available in the list of available themes, separated from the five system themes that ship with a default iTerm2 install (Dark Background, Light Background, Pastel, Tango Dark, and Tango Light).  

To uninstall or remove a previously installed theme, click the Delete Preset... command from the Load Presets... drop down list.  A drop down list of all the themes that you've imported will display and you can then select the theme you'd like to delete.  Please note that you can not delete the five system themes that ship with iTerm2.


Apache Tomcat 7.0.19 Released

A few days ago, the apache tomcat team announced that Tomcat 7 through version 7.0.18, Tomcat 6 through version 6.0.32, and Tomcat 5.5 through version 5.5.33 contained some information disclosure and availability-related vulnerabilities.  Today, the Apache Tomcat team released version 7.0.19, which addresses these vulnerabilities within Tomcat 7.  Presumably, updates for Tomcat 5.5 and Tomcat 6 will be forthcoming as well.

There are some new features in this release as well:

  1. JSP recompilation now occurs whenever the last-modified date changes, regardless of whether the date is earlier or later
  2. An alternative connection pooling option, jdbc-pool, is included
  3. The Windows installer can now be used to install multiple instances.

The Tomcat 7 changelog lists all the fixes, features, and changes that have been incorporated into this version.  version 7.0.17 and 7.0.18 were never formally released so tomcat 7.0.19 incorporates changes from those versions as well.  

Downloads are available at the tomcat mirror sites.