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Debian: DSA-4000-1: xorg-server security update

LinuxSecurity.com: Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the X.Org X server. An attacker who’s able to connect to an X server could cause a denial of service or potentially the execution of arbitrary code. Continue Reading — Debian: DSA-4000-1: xorg-server security update


Amazon Redshift announces Dense Compute (DC2) nodes with twice the performance as DC1 at the same price

You can now launch Amazon Redshift clusters on our second-generation Dense Compute (DC2) nodes. DC2 is designed for demanding data warehousing workloads that require low latency and high throughput. They feature powerful Intel E5-2686 v4 (Broadwell) CPUs, fast DDR4 memory, and NVMe-based solid state disks (SSDs)....


AWS CloudHSM is now available in the US West (N. California), Canada (Central), EU (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Regions.

CloudHSM is a cloud-based hardware security module (HSM) that enables you to easily generate and use your own encryption keys on the AWS Cloud. With CloudHSM, you can manage your own encryption keys using FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated HSMs. CloudHSM off… Continue Reading —...


RedHat: RHSA-2017-2907:01 Important: wpa_supplicant security update

LinuxSecurity.com: An update for wpa_supplicant 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, Continue Reading — RedHat: RHSA-2017-2907:01 Important: wpa_supplicant security...


Introducing Windows Server for Amazon Lightsail

Starting today, Amazon Lightsail customers can launch Windows virtual servers easily and for a low, predictable price. Lightsail makes starting with Windows on AWS simple by allowing customers to launch pre-configured Windows instances with a few click… Continue Reading — Introducing Windows Server for Amazon...


[$] Point releases for the GNU C Library

The GNU C Library (glibc) project produces regular releases on an approximately six-month cadence. The current release is 2.26 from early August; the 2.27 release is expected at the beginning of February 2018. Unlike many other projects, thoug… Continue Reading — [$] Point releases for...


LXD Weekly Status #19

Introduction This past week, part of the team was back in New York for more planning meetings, getting the details of the next 6 months, including LXC, LXD and LXCFS 3.0 fleshed out. The rest of the team made good progress on some smaller feature work,...


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