Monday, May 28, 2007

Software Release - psad-2.0.7

The 2.0.7 release of psad is ready for download. This is a minor bugfix release, and here is the ChangeLog:
  • Bugfix to define a custom 'source' definition for syslog-ng daemons - this fixes a problem on SuSE systems where the existing syslog-ng reconfig caused the daemon to not start.
  • Bugfix to allow specific signatures to be ignored by setting SID values of zero in /etc/psad/snort_rule_dl.
  • Added -X command line argument to allow the user to delete any psad chains (in auto-response mode). This is a synonym for the iptables -X command line argument.

Software Release - gpgdir-1.2

The 1.2 release of gpgdir is ready for download. This release concentrates on getting gpgdir to function on non-Linux systems - specifically Windows under Cygwin and FreeBSD. Here is the ChangeLog:
  • Added support for installing gpgdir on Windows under Cygwin (via the script). Installing gpgdir on FreeBSD systems also works.
  • Added support for installing gpgdir within a user home directory without the need for root access (this requires installing gpgdir with the script).
  • Added --agent to have gpgdir acquire gpg key password from a running gpg-agent instance.
  • Added --no-password so gpgdir can use a gpg key with no associated password (this is not common). The user is not prompted for a password in this case.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Software Release - gpgdir-1.1

The 1.1 release of gpgdir is ready for download. This is a major release with new functionality such as the ability to drive the wipe program to securely delete original files after successful encryption. Here is the ChangeLog:
  • Added the ability to securely delete the original versions of files with the 'wipe' program (after they have been successfully encrypted). Also added --wipe-path to specify a path to the wipe binary (the default is /usr/bin/wipe), --wipe-interactive to force the wipe program to prompt the user before a file is deleted, and --wipe-cmdline to allow the user to build a set of command line arguments that are passed to the wipe program.
  • Added --Force to have gpgdir skip over the error condition where a file cannot be deleted (because of a permissions issue for example).
  • Added --Trial-run to allow the user to see what actions gpgdir would take to encrypt or decrypt files, but no files are actually modified.
  • Added --Interactive to have gpgdir prompt the user before every file is encrypted, decrypted.
  • Added the gpgdir.SlackBuild script (contributed by pyllyukko originally for the psad project) for building gpgdir on Slackware systems.