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Mageia 2020-0060: ansible security update>

A flaw was found in the solaris_zone module from the Ansible Community modules. When setting the name for the zone on the Solaris host, the zone name is checked by listing the process with the ‘ps’ bare command on the remote machine. An attacker could … ...


Mageia 2020-0059: python-reportlab security update>

A code injection vulnerability in python-reportlab allows an attacker to execute code while parsing a color attribute. An application that uses python-reportlab to parse untrusted input files may be vulnerable to this flaw and allow remote code executi… Continue Reading — Mageia 2020-0059: python-reportlab security...


Mageia 2020-0058: samba security update>

The implementation of ACL inheritance in the Samba AD DC was not complete, and so absent a ‘full-sync’ replication, ACLs could get out of sync between domain controllers (CVE-2019-14902). When processing untrusted string input Samba can read past the … Continue Reading — Mageia 2020-0058:...


Mageia 2020-0057: fontforge security update>

FontForge 20190801 has a use-after-free in SFD_GetFontMetaData in sfd.c (CVE-2020-5395) FontForge 20190801 has a heap-based buffer overflow in the Type2NotDefSplines() function in splinesave.c (CVE-2020-5496) Continue Reading — Mageia 2020-0057: fontforge security update>


Mageia 2020-0056: gthumb security update>

A heap-based buffer overflow in _cairo_image_surface_create_from_jpeg() in extensions/cairo_io/cairo-image-surface-jpeg.c in gThumb and Pix allows attackers to cause a crash and potentially execute arbitrary code via a crafted JPEG file (CVE-2019-20326… Continue Reading — Mageia 2020-0056: gthumb security update>


[$] Some 5.5 kernel development statistics

The 5.5 kernel was released on January 26. Over the course of this development cycle, it was occasionally said that the holidays were slowing contributions. At the end, though, 5.5 saw the merging of 14,350 non-merge changesets from 1,885 developers — not exactly a slow-moving cycle. Indeed,...


Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 615

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 615 for the week of January 19 – 25, 2020. The full version of this issue is available here. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) End of Life reached on January 23 2020 Ubuntu Stats Hot...


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