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Fedora 24: xen Security Update

LinuxSecurity.com: xen: various flaws (#1463247) blkif responses leak backend stack data [XSA-216] page transfer may allow PV guest to elevate privilege [XSA-217] Races in the grant table unmap code [XSA-218] x86: insufficient reference counts during s… Continue Reading — Fedora 24: xen Security Update


Ubuntu Core Now Supports the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3

Ubuntu Core is now available for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3. To refresh your memory, Ubuntu Core is Canonical’s stripped down, streamlined, and super-secure version of Ubuntu based on Snappy. And now it’s available for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 (CM3), released back in January. The...


Monthly News – June 2017

Many thanks to all the people who reported issues and who helped us fix bugs during the BETA. All four editions passed QA and will be released as stable in a couple of days. LMDE received MATE 1.18 early and some updates associated with Linux Mint...


TA17-181A: Petya Ransomware

Original release date: July 01, 2017Systems Affected Microsoft Windows operating systems Overview On June 27, 2017, NCCIC was notified of Petya ransomware events occurring in multiple countries and affecting multiple sectors. Petya ransomware encrypts the master boot records of infected Windows computers, making affected machines unusable.The...


[$] Namespaced file capabilities

The kernel’s file capabilities mechanism is a bit of an awkward fit with user namespaces, in that all namespaces have the same view of the capabilities associated with a given executable file. There is a patch set under consideration that adds … Continue Reading —...


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