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Ubuntu 3747-1: OpenJDK 10 vulnerabilities

Tuesday 21st of August 2018 05:21:00 AM
LinuxSecurity.com: Several security issues were fixed in OpenJDK 10.

Ubuntu 3742-3: Linux kernel (Trusty HWE) regressions

Tuesday 21st of August 2018 01:42:00 AM
LinuxSecurity.com: USN-3742-2 introduced regressions in the Linux Hardware Enablement(HWE) kernel for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

CentOS: CESA-2018-2462: Important CentOS 7 qemu-kvm

Tuesday 21st of August 2018 01:08:00 AM
LinuxSecurity.com: Upstream details at : https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2462

CentOS: CESA-2018-2439: Moderate CentOS 7 mariadb

Tuesday 21st of August 2018 01:08:00 AM
LinuxSecurity.com: Upstream details at : https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2439

CentOS: CESA-2018-2526: Important CentOS 7 mutt

Tuesday 21st of August 2018 01:07:00 AM
LinuxSecurity.com: Upstream details at : https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2526

CentOS: CESA-2018-2526: Important CentOS 6 mutt

Tuesday 21st of August 2018 12:49:00 AM
LinuxSecurity.com: Upstream details at : https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2526

Debian LTS: DLA-1461-1: clamav security update

Monday 20th of August 2018 11:31:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: ClamAV, an anti-virus utility for Unix, has released the version 0.100.1. Installing this new version is required to make use of all current virus signatures and to avoid warnings.

Ubuntu 3746-1: APT vulnerability

Monday 20th of August 2018 06:42:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: An attacker could trick APT into installing altered packages.

RedHat: RHSA-2018-2526:01 Important: mutt security update

Monday 20th of August 2018 04:03:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: An update for mutt is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,

Ubuntu 3745-1: wpa_supplicant and hostapd vulnerability

Monday 20th of August 2018 03:47:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: wpa_supplicant and hostapd could be made to expose sensitiveinformation if it received a crafted message.

RedHat: RHSA-2018-2523:01 Important: openstack-keystone security and bug

Monday 20th of August 2018 12:58:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: An update for openstack-keystone is now available for Red Hat OpenStack Platform 12.0 (Pike). Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,

RedHat: RHSA-2018-2524:01 Moderate: openvswitch security and bug fix update

Monday 20th of August 2018 12:57:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: An update for openvswitch is now available for Red Hat OpenStack Platform 12.0 (Pike). Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which

Debian: DSA-4279-1: linux security update

Monday 20th of August 2018 11:44:00 AM
LinuxSecurity.com: Multiple researchers have discovered a vulnerability in the way the Intel processor designs have implemented speculative execution of instructions in combination with handling of page-faults. This flaw could allow an attacker controlling an unprivileged process to read

RedHat: RHSA-2018-2511:01 Important: rh-postgresql95-postgresql security

Monday 20th of August 2018 10:51:00 AM
LinuxSecurity.com: An update for rh-postgresql95-postgresql is now available for Red Hat Software Collections. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,

Debian LTS: DLA-1471-1: kamailio security update

Sunday 19th of August 2018 11:28:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: CVE-2018-14767 Fix for missing input validation, which could result in denial of service and potentially the execution of arbitrary code.

Debian: DSA-4278-1: jetty9 security update

Sunday 19th of August 2018 09:21:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in Jetty, a Java servlet engine and webserver which could result in HTTP request smuggling. For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in

openSUSE: 2018:2439-1: GraphicsMagick

Sunday 19th of August 2018 03:12:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.

openSUSE: 2018:2438-1: moderate: perl-Archive-Zip

Sunday 19th of August 2018 03:11:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.

openSUSE: 2018:2436-1: important: xen

Sunday 19th of August 2018 03:10:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: An update that solves one vulnerability and has two fixes is now available.

openSUSE: 2018:2434-1: important: xen

Sunday 19th of August 2018 03:09:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: An update that solves one vulnerability and has two fixes is now available.

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today's leftovers

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  • Everything You Need to Know about Linux Containers, Part I: Linux Control Groups and Process Isolation
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    A few days ago I asked people to upload their NVMe “cns” data to the LVFS. So far, 643 people did that, and I appreciate each and every submission. I promised I’d share my results, and this is what I’ve found:
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    With UEFI BIOS updating now working well with the Fwupd firmware updating utility and Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) for distributing these UEFI update capsules, Richard Hughes at Red Hat is next focusing on NVMe solid-state drives for being able to ship firmware updates under Linux. Hughes is in the early stages at looking to support NVMe firmware updates via LVFS/fwupd. Currently he is hoping for Linux users with NVMe drives to send in the id-ctrl identification data on your drives to him. This data will be useful so he knows what drives/models are most popular but also for how the firmware revision string is advertised across drives and vendors.
  • [Older] Language, Networking Packages Get Updates in Tumbleweed
    There were two openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots this past week that mostly focused on language and network packages. The Linux Kernel also received an update a couple days ago to version 4.17.13. The packages in the 20180812 Tumbleweed snapshot brought fixes in NetworkManager-applet 1.8.16, which also modernized the package for GTK 3 use in preparations for GTK 4. The free remote desktop protocol client had its third release candidate for freerdp 2.0.0 where it improved automatic reconnects, added Wave2 support and fixed automount issues. More network device card IDs for the Intel 9000 series were added in kernel 4.17.13. A jump from libstorage-ng 4.1.0 to version 4.1.10 brought several translations and added unit test for probing xen xvd devices. Two Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures fixes were made with the update in postgresql 10.5. Several rubygem packages were updated to versions 5.2.1 including rubygem-rails 5.2.1, which makes the master.key file read-only for the owner upon generation on POSIX-compliant systems. Processing XML and HTML with python-lxml 4.2.4 should have fewer crashes thanks to a fix of sporadic crashes during garbage collection when parse-time schema validation is used and the parser participates in a reference cycle. Several YaST packages receive updates including a new ServiceWidget to manage the service status with yast2-ftp-server 4.1.3 as well with yast2-http-server, yast2-slp-server and yast2-squid 4.1.0 versions.
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  • Building microprocessor architectures on open-source hardware and software
     

    "The real freedom you get from open source projects is much more, and more important than the fact that you don't have to pay for it," Frank Gürkaynak, Director of ETHZ's Microelectronics Design Center, writes in an article posted on All About Circuits. "Researchers can take what we provide and freely change it for their experiments. Startup companies can build on what we provide as a starting point and concentrate their time and energy on the actual innovations they want to provide. And people who are disturbed by various attacks on their systems [1, 2] have the chance to look inside and know what exactly is in their system."

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  • Fund Meant to Protect Elections May Be Too Little, Too Late
    The Election Assistance Commission, the government agency charged with distributing federal funds to support elections, released a report Tuesday detailing how each state plans to spend a total of $380 million in grants allocated to improve and secure their election systems. But even as intelligence officials warn of foreign interference in the midterm election, much of the money is not expected to be spent before Election Day. The EAC expects states to spend their allotted money within two to three years and gives them until 2023 to finish spending it. Election experts have expressed skepticism that the money will be enough to modernize election equipment and secure it against state-sponsored cyber threats.