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Security updates for Wednesday

Wednesday 10th of June 2015 04:14:22 PM

Arch Linux has updated cups (two vulnerabilities).

Debian has updated cups (two vulnerabilities).

Debian-LTS has updated libapache-mod-jk (information disclosure) and libraw (denial of service).

Oracle has updated abrt (OL7: multiple vulnerabilities) and kernel (OL6: multiple vulnerabilities).

Red Hat has updated abrt (RHEL7: multiple vulnerabilities), flash-plugin (RHEL5,6: multiple vulnerabilities), and kernel (RHEL6; RHEL6.2: multiple vulnerabilities).

Scientific Linux has updated kernel (SL6: multiple vulnerabilities).

Ubuntu has updated cups (15.04, 14.10, 14.04, 12.04: two vulnerabilities) and qemu, qemu-kvm (15.04, 14.10, 14.04, 12.04: multiple vulnerabilities).

[$] Obstacles to contribution in embedded Linux

Tuesday 9th of June 2015 08:46:22 PM
Tim Bird has worked with embedded Linux for many years; during this time he has noticed an unhappy pattern: many of the companies that use and modify open-source software are not involved with the communities that develop that software. That is, he said, "a shame." In an attempt to determine what is keeping companies from contributing to the kernel in particular, the Consumer Electronics Linux Forum (a Linux Foundation workgroup) has run a survey of embedded kernel developers. The resulting picture highlights some of the forces keeping these developers from engaging with the development community and offers some ideas for improving the situation.

Tuesday's security advisories

Tuesday 9th of June 2015 04:28:37 PM

Debian-LTS has updated cups (two vulnerabilities).

Fedora has updated fuse (F21: privilege escalation), mbedtls (F22: code execution), python-tornado (F22: side-channel attack), and thermostat (F22: code execution).

Mageia has updated ipsec-tools (denial of service), jackrabbit (information leak), php-ZendFramework (CRLF injection), and rabbitmq-server (multiple vulnerabilities).

Ubuntu has updated strongswan (15.04, 14.10, 14.04: information disclosure).

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