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Hudson Gets a Critical Security Update and AspectJ 1.6.9 Released

Jessica Thornsby

Facebook have the world’s biggest Hadoop cluster.

AspectJ 1.6.9 Released with More Overweaving

AspectJ 1.6.9 is out now.

With this release, it is now possible to ITD member types, and
developers can now add a setting to the Aspects in the aop.xml,
which makes them optional. Support for the AjType reflection system
is now optional and support for overweaving – initially added in
AspectJ 1.6.7 – has been made more reliable. More information is
available at the Read Me file.

Hudson Issue Update to Critical Security

Hudson CI 1.365 is out now. This release contains a critical security update for a vulnerability that
could allow attackers to read arbitrary files in the server file
system whose path names are known, by sending malicious HTTP GET

The vulnerability affects all versions of Hudson 1.364 or
earlier, where Hudson is run on the built-in Winstone servlet
container and the attacker has a direct access to the TCP/IP port
that Hudson listens to, without going through some manner of HTTP

Facebook Has World’s Biggest Hadoop Cluster

According to the announcement made by Dhruba Borthakur,
Facebook’s ‘Datawarehouse Hadoop cluster’ is now the largest known
Hadoop storage cluster in the world, with a total of more than 21
PB of configured storage capacity and 12 TB of compressed data
added daily.

Java API for Supporting DDMS

DDMSence has reached version 1.5.0.

DDMSence is a Java API that supports the DoD Discovery Metadata
Specification, and uses XOM and Xerces to transform XML DDMS
Resource records into a Java object model.

This release adds DDMSReader support for Strings, Readers, and
InputStreams, and updates the bundled version of XOM to 1.2.6.

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