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Debian LTS: DLA-1328-1: xerces-c security update

Thursday 29th of March 2018 11:49:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: Alberto Garcia, Francisco Oca and Suleman Ali of Offensive Research discovered that the Xerces-C XML parser mishandles certain kinds of external DTD references, resulting in dereference of a NULL pointer while processing the path to the DTD. The bug allows for a denial of

Debian LTS: DLA-1326-1: php5 security update

Thursday 29th of March 2018 10:49:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: Wei Lei and Liu Yang of Nanyang Technological University discovered a stack-based buffer overflow in PHP5 when parsing a malformed HTTP response which can be exploited to cause a denial-of-service.

Debian LTS: DLA-1329-1: memcached security update

Thursday 29th of March 2018 09:48:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: memcached version prior to 1.4.37 contains an Integer Overflow vulnerability that can result in data corruption and deadlocks. This attack is exploitable via network connectivity to the memcached service.

Debian: DSA-4158-1: openssl1.0 security update

Thursday 29th of March 2018 09:40:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: It was discovered that constructed ASN.1 types with a recursive definition could exceed the stack, potentially leading to a denial of service.

Debian LTS: DLA-1327-1: thunderbird security update

Thursday 29th of March 2018 07:34:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: Multiple security issues have been found in Thunderbird, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code, denial of service or information disclosure.

SUSE: 2018:0848-1: important: the Linux Kernel

Thursday 29th of March 2018 06:11:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: An update that solves 19 vulnerabilities and has 16 fixes is now available.

SUSE: 2018:0844-1: important: python-paramiko

Thursday 29th of March 2018 06:08:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.

Ubuntu 3531-3: intel-microcode update

Thursday 29th of March 2018 03:47:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: The system could be made to expose sensitive information.

SUSE: 2018:0841-1: important: the Linux Kernel

Thursday 29th of March 2018 03:07:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: An update that solves 9 vulnerabilities and has 41 fixes is now available.

SUSE: 2018:0839-1: important: memcached

Thursday 29th of March 2018 12:13:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.

SUSE: 2018:0838-1: important: libvirt

Thursday 29th of March 2018 12:11:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: An update that solves three vulnerabilities and has two fixes is now available.

Debian LTS: DLA-1325-1: drupal7 security update

Thursday 29th of March 2018 12:42:00 AM
LinuxSecurity.com: Jasper Mattsson found a remote code execution vulnerability in the Drupal content management system. This potentially allows attackers to exploit multiple attack vectors on a Drupal site, which could result in the site being completely compromised.

Debian: DSA-4156-1: drupal7 security update

Wednesday 28th of March 2018 10:31:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: A remote code execution vulnerability has been found in Drupal, a fully-featured content management framework. For additional information, please refer to the upstream advisory at https://www.drupal.org/sa-core-2018-002

SUSE: 2018:0834-1: important: the Linux Kernel

Wednesday 28th of March 2018 09:07:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: An update that solves 19 vulnerabilities and has 12 fixes is now available.

Debian LTS: DLA-1324-1: libdatetime-timezone-perl security update

Wednesday 28th of March 2018 07:13:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: This update includes the changes in tzdata 2018d for the Perl bindings. For the list of changes, see DLA-1323-1. For Debian 7 "Wheezy", these problems have been fixed in version

Debian LTS: DLA-1323-1: tzdata security update

Wednesday 28th of March 2018 07:13:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: This update includes the changes in tzdata 2018d. Notable changes are: - Palestine started Daylight Saving Time (DST) on March 24, rather than on March 31st.

RedHat: RHSA-2018-0616:01 Moderate: sensu security update

Wednesday 28th of March 2018 07:04:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: An update for sensu is now available for Red Hat OpenStack Platform 12.0 Operational Tools for RHEL 7. 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 LTS: DLA-1322-1: graphicsmagick security update

Wednesday 28th of March 2018 06:28:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: Various security issues were discovered in Graphicsmagick, a collection of image processing tools. CVE-2017-18219

Gentoo: GLSA-201803-14: Mozilla Thunderbird: Multiple vulnerabilities

Wednesday 28th of March 2018 06:24:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Mozilla Thunderbird, the worst of which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

RedHat: RHSA-2018-0602:01 Moderate: openstack-tripleo-common and

Wednesday 28th of March 2018 05:17:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: An update for openstack-tripleo-common and openstack-tripleo-heat-templates 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

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  • Lessons from OpenStack Telemetry: Deflation
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Android Leftovers