Monthly Archives: Januar 2017

Jan 26

Important CentOS 7 Linux Kernel Security Patch Released, 3 Vulnerabilities Fixed

By Lotte Nielsen | Blog

CentOS developer and maintainer Johnny Hughes is announcing the availability of a new, important Linux kernel security update for the CentOS 7 series of operating systems.

As for the other two security issues, CVE-2016-6828 is a use-after-free vulnerability discovered in Linux kernel’s tcp_xmit_retransmit_queue, as well as other tcp_* functions, allowing an attacker to send a false selective acknowledgment to current network connections, possibly resetting them.

On the other hand, CVE-2016-9555 is a security flaw discovered in Linux kernel’s Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) transport-layer protocol implementation, which could allow a remote attacker to crash the vulnerable system by triggering an out-of-bounds read with an offset of up to 64kB.

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Source of this information:
http://linux.softpedia.com/blog/important-centos-7-linux-kernel-security-patch-released-3-vulnerabilities-fixed-512060.shtml

Author: Marius Nestor

Jan 25

PulseAudio 10.0 Linux Sound System Released, Offers OpenSSL 1.1.0 Compatibility

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein

Today, January 19, 2017, sees the official release of the PulseAudio 10.0 open-source sound server for Linux-based operating systems, a major version that introduces many exciting new features.

PulseAudio 10.0 has been in development for the past seven months, since June 22, 2016, when PulseAudio 9.0 was released, which is currently used by default in numerous GNU/Linux distributions.

The new release adds various interesting changes, such as support for automatically switching Bluetooth profiles when using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) apps like Skype, as well as the support of separate volumes for Bluetooth A2DP and HSP profiles.

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Source of this information:
http://linux.softpedia.com/blog/pulseaudio-10-0-linux-sound-system-released-offers-openssl-1-1-0-compatibility-511981.shtml

Author: Marius Nestor

Jan 24

2017’s best Linux laptop: The latest Dell XPS 13

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein

Dell continues to build the best out-of-the-box Linux and open-source laptops. Check out the latest Dell XPS 13 developer edition and you’ll see what I mean.

If you still think laptops are generic and the only difference between them are their price-tags, Dell invites you to think again. The latest Dell XPS 13 developer editon is everything a programmer could want from a high-end laptop. You don’t have to believe me. Linus Torvalds himself picked out the Dell XPS 13 for his Linux laptop.

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Source of this information:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/2017s-best-linux-laptop-the-latest-dell-xps-13/

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Jan 19

Calligra 3.0 Open-Source Office Suite Officially Released, Krita and Author Out

By Lotte Nielsen | Blog

After a long time in development, Calligra, the open-source office suite designed for KDE Plasma desktops, makes a comeback in 2017 with the release of the 3.0 milestone.

While many GNU/Linux users were able to download and install the new Calligra 3.0 office suite from the official channels of the project or the stable software repositories of their favorite GNU/Linux distribution since last week, an official announcement was published earlier this week.

Many have expected Calligra 3.0 to be a major overhaul of the office suite, but the release notes do not reflect that. Instead, it looks like the project is splitting apart as several of the components are no longer available, including the popular Krita digital paining software, Brainstorm mind mapping app, and Author eBook creator.

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Source or this information:
http://linux.softpedia.com/blog/calligra-3-0-open-source-office-suite-officially-released-krita-and-author-out-511931.shtml

Author: Marius Nestor

Jan 18

Plone’s Outstanding Security Track Record

By Lotte Nielsen | News

No credible report of a serious vulnerability in Plone being exploited in the wild.

Plone is an extraordinarily secure content management system, having stood the test of time for 15 years and counting.

Plone’s outstanding security track record is a result of many things:

  • good coding practices
  • processes, including continuous integration and testing
  • a proactive security team that performs security reviews, investigates claims and reports of vulnerabilities, and responds appropriately and immediately as necessary

Plone has never received a report of a serious vulnerability in Plone being exploited in the wild.

Security fix announcements are normally issued with two weeks‘ notice. If the Plone security team were to receive reports of a zero day exploit or vulnerability in the wild, it would release a security fix immediately.

The Plone security team has been aware of a recent claim, has examined it, and has determined that it is a hoax. There is no reason to believe a ‚zero-day‘ flaw exists in Plone nor in Plone-based distributions.

Information about Plone’s security track record and features: https://plone.org/security/track-record

An overview of Plone and its features: https://plone.com

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Source of this information:
https://plone.org/news/2017/plones-outstanding-security-track-record

 

Jan 18

How to run openSUSE Linux on Windows 10

By Lotte Nielsen | Blog

When Microsoft added Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) to Windows 10, it became possible to run other Linux distributions such as openSUSE — and not just Ubuntu — on Windows 10.

Last year, Microsoft and Canonical partnered up to create Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). With it, you could run Ubuntu and Bash on native Windows 10. Starting with theAugust 2016 release of Windows 10 Anniversary Update, anyone could use Ubuntu and Bash on Windows 10. Now, Hannes Kühnem und, SUSE Linux Enterprise senior product manager, has found that you can run openSUSE Leap 42.2 on Windows 10.

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Source of this information:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-run-opensuse-linux-on-windows-10/

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Jan 11

MX Linux 16 keeps a good balance between performance and elegance : Review

By Lotte Nielsen | Blog

MX Linux is a Debian stable based GNU/Linux distribution grown as a cooperative venture between the antiX and retired MEPIS communities. It makes use of best tools and technologies from both distributions.

In terms of resource usage, it is expected to be a midweight (somewhere between lightweight and heavy distributions) which combines a beautiful and efficient Xfce desktop with Debian to provide a highly stable, solid operating system. Latest release of distrowatch weekly dated 9th January 2017, features a review of MX Linux 16 as cover story. The review concludes that, the developers of MX Linux were able to keep a fair balance between performance and elegance. The distribution is lightweight, highly responsive with modern technologies.

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Source of this information:
http://www.open-source-feed.com/2017/01/mx-linux-16-keeps-good-balance-between.html