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Debian LTS: DLA-1321-1: firefox-esr security update

Wednesday 28th of March 2018 12:03:00 AM Jesse Schwartzentruber discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in Firefox, which could be exploited to trigger an application crash or arbitrary code execution.

Debian LTS: DLA-1320-1: samba security update

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 10:36:00 PM Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Samba, a SMB/CIFS file, print, and login server for Unix. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following issues:

Debian: DSA-4153-1: firefox-esr security update

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 10:10:00 PM It was discovered that a use-after-free in the compositor of Firefox can result in the execution of arbitrary code. For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed

CentOS: CESA-2018-0592: Important CentOS 7 slf4j

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 08:22:00 PM Upstream details at :

SUSE: 2018:0822-1: important: librelp

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 06:07:00 AM An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.

Debian LTS: DLA-1319-1: firefox-esr security update

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 01:05:00 AM Richard Zhu and Huzaifa Sidhpurwala discovered that an out-of-bounds memory write when playing Vorbis media files could result in the execution of arbitrary code.

SciLinux: Important: slf4j on SL7.x (noarch)

Monday 26th of March 2018 09:17:00 PM slf4j: Deserialisation vulnerability in EventData constructor can allow for arbitrary code execution (CVE-2018-8088) SL7 noarch slf4j-1.7.4-4.el7_4.noarch.rpm slf4j-javadoc-1.7.4-4.el7_4.noarch.rpm slf4j-manual-1.7.4-4.el7_4.noarch.rpm - Scientific Linux Development Team

Debian: DSA-4151-1: librelp security update

Monday 26th of March 2018 08:30:00 PM Bas van Schaik and Kevin Backhouse discovered a stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability in librelp, a library providing reliable event logging over the network, triggered while checking x509 certificates from a peer. A remote attacker able to connect to rsyslog can take

RedHat: RHSA-2018-0592:01 Important: slf4j security update

Monday 26th of March 2018 07:52:00 PM An update for slf4j is now available for 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, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability

Debian LTS: DLA-1318-1: irssi security update

Monday 26th of March 2018 04:52:00 PM It was discovered that there was an issue in the irssi IRC client where certain nick names could result in out-of-bounds access when printing theme strings.

Gentoo: GLSA-201803-13: PLIB: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

Monday 26th of March 2018 04:28:00 PM A vulnerability in PLIB may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Gentoo: GLSA-201803-12: BusyBox: Multiple vulnerabilities

Monday 26th of March 2018 04:26:00 PM Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in BusyBox, the worst of which could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

ArchLinux: 201803-24: bchunk: denial of service

Monday 26th of March 2018 04:02:00 PM The package bchunk before version 1.2.2-4 is vulnerable to denial of service.

ArchLinux: 201803-23: xerces-c: arbitrary code execution

Monday 26th of March 2018 04:02:00 PM The package xerces-c before version 3.2.1-1 is vulnerable to arbitrary code execution.

Debian LTS: DLA-1317-1: net-snmp security update

Monday 26th of March 2018 03:50:00 PM It was discovered that there was a heap corruption vulnerability in the net-snmp framework which exchanges server management information in a network.

SUSE: 2018:0809-1: important: clamav

Monday 26th of March 2018 03:12:00 PM An update that fixes 5 vulnerabilities is now available.

SUSE: 2018:0807-1: important: memcached

Monday 26th of March 2018 03:09:00 PM An update that fixes 9 vulnerabilities is now available.

RedHat: RHSA-2018-0591:01 Critical: python-paramiko security and bug fix

Monday 26th of March 2018 02:45:00 PM An update for python-paramiko is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Extras. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Critical. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which

ArchLinux: 201803-22: thunderbird: multiple issues

Sunday 25th of March 2018 04:14:00 PM The package thunderbird before version 52.7.0-1 is vulnerable to multiple issues including arbitrary code execution and access restriction bypass.

Debian LTS: DLA-1316-1: freeplane security update

Saturday 24th of March 2018 07:00:00 PM Wojciech Regu?a discovered that Freeplane, a program for working with mind maps, was affected by a XML External Entity (XXE) vulnerability in its mindmap loader that could compromise a user's machine by opening a specially crafted mind map file.

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  • Debian XU4 images updated
    I've updated my Debian images for the ODROID XU4; the newest build was done before stretch release, and a lot of minor adjustments have happened since then.
  • Parrot 4.0 Ethical Hacking Linux Distro Released
  • FBI says Russians hacked [sic] hundreds of thousands of home and office routers

    The warning followed a court order Wednesday that allowed the FBI to seize a website that the hackers [sic] planned to use to give instructions to the routers. Though that cut off malicious communications, it still left the routers infected, and Friday’s warning was aimed at cleaning up those machines.

  • FBI tells router users to reboot now to kill malware infecting 500k devices

    Researchers from Cisco’s Talos security team first disclosed the existence of the malware on Wednesday. The detailed report said the malware infected more than 500,000 devices made by Linksys, Mikrotik, Netgear, QNAP, and TP-Link. Known as VPNFilter, the malware allowed attackers to collect communications, launch attacks on others, and permanently destroy the devices with a single command. The report said the malware was developed by hackers [sic] working for an advanced nation, possibly Russia, and advised users of affected router models to perform a factory reset, or at a minimum to reboot.

Software and Games: KStars, Opera, OpenStack, MariaDB and More

  • KStars 2.9.6 is Released!
    I'm glad to announce the release of KStars 2.9.6 for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. This is a minor bugfix release.
  • Opera 54 Browser Enters Beta with News on the Speed Dial, Update & Recovery Menu
    Opera has promoted its upcoming Opera 54 web browser to the beta channel, giving us a glimpse of what to expect from the final version, due for release sometime next month. Based on the open-source Chromium 67.0.3396.18 web browser, Opera 54 recently entered beta stages of development with a plethora of new features and improvements, among which we can mention a new Update & Recovery Opera menu page that makes it easier for users to update the web browser and reset it to its default state, including the ability to clear temporary data, such as cookies.
  • OpenStack at a Crossroads
    The OpenStack of a few years ago is dead, however. What has emerged from the hype cycle is a materially different foundation, mission and software stack, with a great deal of change still ahead of it.
  • The OpenStack Foundation grows beyond OpenStack
    The OpenStack Foundation has made a considerable change to its development process and governance structure by introducing two open source projects that are not part of the OpenStack cloud platform. This week, the organization launched version 1.0 of Kata Containers - a runtime system with an emphasis on speed and security, enabling users to boot a VM in as little as five seconds - and introduced a brand new project called Zuul, spinning out the software development and integration platform that has been used by the OpenStack community internally since 2012.
  • Oracle nemesis MariaDB tries to lure enterprise folk with TX 3.0
    Open-source database biz MariaDB has upped the ante in its war against Oracle, promising enterprise customers better compatibility with – and easier migration from – Big Red. The Finnish firm's latest offering, MariaDB TX 3.0, released for GA today, extends the number of use cases to include temporal processing and advanced data protection for sensitive and personally identifiable information, as well as Oracle compatibility. The broad aim is to tap into customers' grumbles over legacy vendor lock-in, while convincing the bigger customers that they can move to an open-source database without compromising performance.
  • The Humble Monthly Bundle just added two great Linux games
    For those that are interested, you can secure a copy of two great Linux games in the current Humble Monthly Bundle. Just added today are: Get Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth
  • SC-Controller 0.4.3 Released, Support Steam Controller & Sony DS4 Over Bluetooth
    For those looking to manage your Steam Controller and other supported Linux gaming peripheral input devices outside of Steam, there is a new release of the independently-developed SC-Controller Linux user-space software. While Linux 4.18 is bringing the Steam Controller kernel driver, for those looking for a Steam Controller solution right now to enjoy this excellent gaming controller for now outside of Steam, SC-Controller fills that void.

Huawei, Fuchsia and More

  • Huawei will no longer allow bootloader unlocking (Update: Explanation from Huawei)

    "In order to deliver the best user experience and prevent users from experiencing possible issues that could arise from ROM flashing, including system failure, stuttering, worsened battery performance, and risk of data being compromised, Huawei will cease providing bootloader unlock codes for devices launched after May 25, 2018. [...]"

  • Fuchsia Friday: How ad targeting might be a hidden cost of Fuchsia’s structure

    Fuchsia, by its nature, comes with the potential for a handful of new opportunities for ad targeting. Let’s peer into the dark side of Fuchsia’s innovative features.

  • iPhone Quarter, ZTE Troubles, Facebook Troubles, Nokia Come-back

    So the past month or two? The Quarterly results cycle came in. The item often of great interest is the Apple iPhone performance. 52.2 million iPhones shipped and that gives roughly a flat market share compared to the year before, so about 14%-15%. I'll come and do the full math later of the quarterly data. That race is no longer in any way interesting.

    But two Top 10 smartphone brands ARE in the news. One who is facing imminent death and the other who is making a miraculous return-from-dead. So imminent death and current Top 10 brand first. ZTE. The Trump administration has put a massive squeeze on ZTE and the company is in serious trouble of imminent collapse. Then bizarrely, Trump reversed course and felt he needed to protect CHINESE employment (???) and after yet another typical Trump-mess, we now are at a Never-Neverland where Trump's own party Republicans are revolting against their President and well, ZTE may end up a casualty of this mess. We'll keep an eye on it.