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Debian LTS: DLA-2100-1: libexif security update>

an out-of-bounds write vulnerability due to an integer overflow was reported in libexif, a library to parse exif files. This flaw might be leveraged by remote attackers to cause denial of service, or potentially execute arbitrary code via crafted image… Continue Reading — Debian LTS:...


Kernel prepatch 5.6-rc1

Linus has released 5.6-rc1 and closed the merge window for this development cycle. “This was actually a slightly smaller merge window than usual, but I think that what happened is simply that the holiday season impacted new development. It impa… Continue Reading — Kernel prepatch...


Someone’s Made a Cool CLI Font Preview Tool

Fontpreview is a command line font preview tool for Linux systems. It uses fuzzy search to locate installed fonts and imagemagik to display font previews. This post, Someone’s Made a Cool CLI Font Preview Tool, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!. ...


Flatseal Makes it Easy to Manage Flatpak Permissions

Flatseal is a GUI app that makes it easy to manage Flatpak app permissions on a per-app basis. Free software, Flatseal is available to install from Flathub. This post, Flatseal Makes it Easy to Manage Flatpak Permissions, was written by Joey Sneddon an… Continue Reading...


Mageia 2020-0081: sudo security update>

The updated packages fix a security vulnerability: In Sudo before 1.8.31, if pwfeedback is enabled in /etc/sudoers, users can trigger a stack-based buffer overflow in the privileged sudo process. (pwfeedback is a default setting in Linux Mint and elem… Continue Reading — Mageia 2020-0081: sudo...


Mageia 2020-0080: qtbase5 security update>

Updated qtbase5 packages fix security vulnerabilities: QPluginLoader in Qt versions 5.0.0 through 5.13.2 would search for certain plugins first on the current working directory of the application, which allows an attacker that can place files in the f… Continue Reading — Mageia 2020-0080: qtbase5 security...


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