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RedHat: RHSA-2018-0102:01 Important: bind security update

LinuxSecurity.com: An update for bind 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 detai… Continue Reading — RedHat:...


20 Years of LWN

Back in mid-1997, your editor (Jonathan Corbet) and Liz Coolbaugh were engaged in a long-running discussion on how to trade our nice, stable, reliably paying jobs for a life of uncertainty, poverty, and around-the-clock work. Not that we thought of it in those terms, naturally. We...


No 4.15 final release today

As might have been expected from watching the commit stream, the 4.15 kernel is not ready for release, so we’ll get 4.15-rc9 instead. Linus said: “I really really wanted to just release 4.15 today, but things haven’t calmed down enough for me to… Continue Reading...


Debian LTS: DLA-1253-1: openocd security update

LinuxSecurity.com: OpenOCD, an on-chip JTAG debug solution for ARM and MIPS systems, does not block attempts to use HTTP POST for sending data to localhost, which allows remote attackers to conduct cross-protocol scripting attacks, and consequently exe… Continue Reading — Debian LTS: DLA-1253-1: openocd security...


Debian LTS: DLA-1251-1: php5 security update

LinuxSecurity.com: It was discovered that PHP5 was vulnerable to a reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) attack on the PHAR 404 error page by manipulating the URI of a request for a .phar file. This issue is only exploitable if the web server is configu… Continue Reading...


OpenSSL development policy changes

The OpenSSL project has announced a number of changes to how the project is developed. These include shutting down the openssl-dev mailing list in favor of discussing all patches on GitHub and the addition of a new, read-only (for the world) openssl-project list. “We are changing...


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