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SciLinux: Low: policycoreutils on SL7.x x86_64

LinuxSecurity.com: policycoreutils: Relabelling of symbolic links in /tmp and /var/tmp change the context of their target instead (CVE-2018-1063) This issue was discovered by Renaud Mtrich (Red Hat). Additional Changes: SL7 x86_64 policycoreutils-2.5-2… Continue Reading — SciLinux: Low: policycoreutils on SL7.x x86_64

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SciLinux: Critical: librelp on SL7.x x86_64

LinuxSecurity.com: librelp: Stack-based buffer overflow in relpTcpChkPeerName function in src/tcp.c (CVE-2018-1000140) SL7 x86_64 librelp-1.2.12-1.el7_5.1.i686.rpm librelp-1.2.12-1.el7_5.1.x86_64.rpm librelp-debuginfo-1.2.12-1.el7_5.1.i686.rpm librelp-… Continue Reading — SciLinux: Critical: librelp on SL7.x x86_64

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SciLinux: Moderate: PackageKit on SL7.x x86_64

LinuxSecurity.com: PackageKit: authentication bypass allows to install signed packages without administrator privileges (CVE-2018-1106) SL7 x86_64 PackageKit-1.1.5-2.sl7_5.x86_64.rpm PackageKit-command-not-found-1.1.5-2.sl7_5.x86_64.rpm PackageKit-debu… Continue Reading — SciLinux: Moderate: PackageKit on SL7.x x86_64

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[$] The LRU lock and mmap_sem

The kernel’s memory-management subsystem has to manage a great deal of concurrency; that leads to an ongoing series of locking challenges that sometimes seem intractable. Two recurring locking issues — the LRU locks and the mmap_sem lock — were the topic of sessions held during the...

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[$] The trouble with get_user_pages()

When kernel code needs to work directly with user-space pages, it often calls get_user_pages() (or one of several variants) to fault those pages into RAM and pin them there. This function is not entirely easy to use, though, and recent changes … Continue Reading —...

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A set of stable kernels

Stable kernels 4.16.6, 4.14.38, 4.9.97, 4.4.130, and 3.18.107 have been released. They all contain important fixes throughout the tree and users should upgrade. Continue Reading — A set of stable kernels

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Brazilian Footwear Retailer Paquetá Shoes Creates Competitive Differentiation with Inventory Insights

Brazilian Footwear Retailer Paquetá Shoes Creates Competitive Differentiation with Inventory Insights Oracle Retail Planning Solutions with Embedded Machine Learning Improve Gross Margin by 300% Redwood Shores. Calif,—Apr 30, 2018 Today, Oracle announced that Brazilian footwear retailer Paquetá has deployed Oracle Retail Clearance Optimization Engine to drive...

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syslog-ng vs. systemd’s journald

This blog is part of a series of technical blogs leading up to the release of openSUSE Leap 15. All of the blogs provide a use case regarding openSUSE Leap and the packages available in the distribution. Happy reading.   Authored by Peter Czanik People often...

 
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