LinuxSecurity.com: Updated chromium-browser packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Supplementary. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security [More...]
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated libXfont packages that fix three security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security [More...]
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated krb5 packages fix security vulnerability:
The kadm5_randkey_principal_3 function in lib/kadm5/srv/svr_principal.c
in kadmind in MIT Kerberos 5 (aka krb5) before 1.13 sends old keys
in a response to a -randkey -keepold request, which allows remote
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated libvirt packages fix security vulnerability:
Eric Blake discovered that libvirt incorrectly handled permissions
when processing the qemuDomainFormatXML command. An attacker with
read-only privileges could possibly use this to gain access to certain
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated qemu packages fix security vulnerabilities:
Michael S. Tsirkin discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled vmxnet3
devices. A local guest could possibly use this issue to cause a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code on the host
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated srtp package fixes security vulnerability:
Fernando Russ from Groundworks Technologies reported a buffer
overflow flaw in srtp, Cisco's reference implementation
of the Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP), in how
UBOS -- a new Linux distro for personal servers and IoT devices
UBOS is a new Linux distro that aims to make it 10x easier to run server-side apps for yourself, or for your family, on hardware you own.
Why give your valuable data to Google or some other data overlord, if you can keep it under your own control? All you need is a spare (physical, virtual, or cloud) computer that can run Linux. UBOS automates much of the administration, so you can get on with life.
Want to use ownCloud instead of Dropbox? Shaarli instead of delicious? An RSS reader or an Internet-of-Things app? UBOS makes installation and maintenance easy and quick.
Slovak statisticians rely on open source for voting machines
The Slovak Republic’s Bureau of Statistics has used PCs running Ubuntu Linux for recording votes in the country’s municipal election on 29 November. Using open source saves money, says Štefan Tóth, Director Geneŕal of Informatics Section at the agency. For the bureau’s IT system administrators, Ubuntu proves easier to maintain and configure, and the software also withstands malware attacks better than the proprietary alternative, director Tóth confirms
Users Can Backup Linux Systems with Clonezilla Live 2.3.1-18
Clonezilla Live, a Linux distribution based on DRBL, Partclone, and udpcast that lets users perform bare metal backup and recovery with very little effort has been upgraded to version 2.3.1-18 and is now ready for download.
KDE Applications 14.12 - New Features, Frameworks Ports
Today KDE released KDE Applications 14.12, delivering new features and bug fixes to more than a hundred applications. Most of these applications are based on KDE Development Platform 4 but the first applications have been ported to KDE Frameworks 5. Frameworks is a set of modularized libraries providing additional functionality for Qt5, the latest version of the popular Qt cross-platform application framework.
KDE app dragons
This release marks the beginning of a new style of releases replacing the threesome of KDE Workspaces, Platform and Applications in the 4 series which ended with the latest KDE Applications update last month.