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Kernel prepatch 4.16-rc5

The 4.16-rc5 kernel prepatch is out, right on schedule. “This continues to be pretty normal – this rc is slightly larger than rc4 was, but that looks like one of the normal fluctuations due to timing of pull requests, not due to anything distre… Continue...


Fedora 26: community-mysql Security Update

LinuxSecurity.com: **MySQL 5.7.21** Bugs fixed: https://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.7/en/news-5-7-21.html CVEs fixed: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujan2018-3236628.html CVE-2018-2696 CVE-2018-2703 CVE-2018-2565 CVE-2018-… Continue Reading — Fedora 26: community-mysql Security Update


Debian LTS: DLA-1306-1: vips security update

LinuxSecurity.com: It was discovered that there was NULL function pointer dereference vulnerability in vips, an image processing system for very large images. Remote attackers could cause a denial of service via a specially-crafted Continue Reading — Debian LTS: DLA-1306-1: vips security update


Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Beta 1 Released for Participating Flavors

Ahoy, Beavers! The first beta builds of the Ubuntu 18.04 release cycle have been released and are available to download. All of Ubuntu’s official family of flavors have opted to take part in this bout of Bionic Beaver beta testing, including: Xubuntu, with Xfce 4.12 Ubuntu Budgie, with Budgie...


Debian: DSA-4134-1: util-linux security update

LinuxSecurity.com: Bjorn Bosselmann discovered that the umount bash completion from util-linux does not properly handle embedded shell commands in a mountpoint name. An attacker with rights to mount filesystems can take advantage of this flaw for privi… Continue Reading — Debian: DSA-4134-1: util-linux security update


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