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Security advisories for Monday

Monday 8th of June 2015 04:14:55 PM

Debian has updated php5 (multiple vulnerabilities), redis (code execution), and strongswan (information disclosure).

Debian-LTS has updated fuse (privilege escalation).

Fedora has updated dcraw (F22; F21; F20: denial of service), fuse (F22: privilege escalation), ipsec-tools (F21; F20: denial of service), less (F22: information leak), ntfs-3g (F21: privilege escalation), php-symfony (F22; F21; F20: restriction bypass), ufraw (F22; F21; F20: denial of service), and zarafa (F21; F20: file overwrites).

Scientific Linux has updated openssl (SL6,7: cipher-downgrade attacks).

SUSE has updated cups (SLE11SP3: privilege escalation).

Some stable kernel updates

Monday 8th of June 2015 01:37:10 PM
The 4.0.5, 3.14.44, and 3.10.80 stable kernels have been released. These contain a number of important bug fixes, including the fixes for the ext4 and RAID 0 data corruption issues discussed in this article.

At LinuxCon Japan last week it was announced that the next long-term stable release, to be maintained for two years, will be 4.1.

Kernel prepatch 4.1-rc7

Monday 8th of June 2015 01:15:37 PM
The 4.1-rc7 prepatch is out. "Normally rc7 tends to be the last rc release, and there's not a lot going on to really merit anything else this time around. However, we do still have some pending regressions, and as mentioned last week I also have my yearly family vacation coming up, so we'll have an rc8 and an extra week before 4.1 actually gets released."

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