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Adapting for Hybrid Cloud – Part 1 of 3: The Market

In order to stay relevant and competitive in today’s rapidly changing business environment, companies need to be able to adapt quickly.  And the best way to adapt is to port an infrastructure across multiple environments that is easily managed and consistent with what people are used...


Mageia 2020-0350: x11-server security update>

The handler for the XkbSetNames request does not validate the request length before accessing its contents (CVE-2020-14345). An integer underflow exists in the handler for the XIChangeHierarchy request (CVE-2020-14346). Continue Reading — Mageia 2020-0350: x11-server security update>


Mageia 2020-0349: libx11 security update>

There is an integer overflow and a double free vulnerability in the way LibX11 handles locales. The integer overflow is a necessary precursor to the double free (CVE-2020-14363). References: Continue Reading — Mageia 2020-0349: libx11 security update>


Mageia 2020-0348: firefox security update>

By holding a reference to the eval() function from an about:blank window, a malicious webpage could have gained access to the InstallTrigger object which would allow them to prompt the user to install an extension. Combined with user confusion, this co… Continue Reading — Mageia...


[$] Resource management for the desktop

For as long as we have had desktop systems, there have been concerns about desktop responsiveness and developers have been working to improve things in that area. Over the years, Linux has gained a number of capabilities — control groups in particular — that are applicable...


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