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Fedora 30: perl-YAML Security Update

This update enforces that $LoadCode must be enabled to use the feature of evaluating typeglobs, because with the typeglob feature you would be able to set the variable $YAML::LoadCode from a YAML file, and that would be a security issue. Continue Reading — Fedora 30:...

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[$] The memory-management subsystem development process

One fixture of the memory-management track at the Linux Storage, Filesystem, and Memory-Management Summit is a discussion with subsystem maintainer Andrew Morton on how the development process is going. The 2019 version indicated that the memor… Continue Reading — [$] The memory-management subsystem development process

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[$] get_user_pages(), pinned pages, and DAX

The problems associated with the kernel’s internal get_user_pages() function have been a topic of discussion at the Linux Storage, Filesystem, and Memory-Management Summit for a few years. At the 2019 event, Jan Kara began a plenary session by… Continue Reading — [$] get_user_pages(), pinned pages,...

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Mageia 2019-0153: putty/filezilla/wxgtk security update

A remotely triggerable memory overwrite in RSA key exchange in PuTTY before 0.71 can occur before host key verification (CVE-2019-9894). In PuTTY versions before 0.71 on Unix, a remotely triggerable buffer overflow exists in any kind of server-to-clie… Continue Reading — Mageia 2019-0153: putty/filezilla/wxgtk security...

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