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Thursday October 4, 2018. 05:53 PM
System calls like openat() have access to the entire filesystem — or, at least, that part of the filesystem that exists in the current mount namespace and which the caller has the permission to access. There are times, though, when it is desirable to reduce that access,...
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Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (firefox and python-django), Debian (dnsmasq, firefox-esr, imagemagick, and linux-4.9), Fedora (haproxy), openSUSE (bitcoin, firefox, and texlive), SUSE (openslp), and Ubuntu (apache2).
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The LWN.net Weekly Edition for October 4, 2018 is available.
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Wednesday October 3, 2018. 09:39 PM
At the 2018 X.Org Developers Conference (XDC) in A Coruña, Spain, Daniel Stone gave an update on the status of freedesktop.org, which serves multiple projects as a hosting site for code, mailing lists, specifications, and more. As its name would imply, it started out with a ...
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Security updates have been issued by Fedora (elfutils), Gentoo (firefox), Red Hat (instack-undercloud, openstack-tripleo-heat-templates and openstack-nova), Slackware (mozilla), SUSE (ghostscript, ImageMagick, kernel, mgetty, qemu, and unzip), and Ubuntu (firefox, haproxy,...
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Back in the halcyon days of the previous century, those with a technical inclination often became overly acquainted with modems—not just the strange sounds they made when connecting, but the AT commands that were used to control them. While the AT command set is still in...
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Tuesday October 2, 2018. 10:42 PM
One of the most common tasks carried out by device drivers is setting up DMA operations for data transfers between main memory and the device. Often, data read into memory from one device will be immediately written, unchanged, to another device. Common examples include...
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The Linux Security Module (LSM) subsystem allows security modules to hook into many low-level operations within the kernel; modules can use those hooks to examine each requested operation and decide whether it should be allowed to proceed or not. In theory, just about every...
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Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (lib32-libxml2, libxml2, mosquitto, and ntp), Debian (kernel and strongswan), Fedora (firefox), openSUSE (zsh), Oracle (kernel), Red Hat (ceph-iscsi-cli), SUSE (openssl-1_0_0), and Ubuntu (kernel, linux, linux-aws, linux-gcp,...
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Version 1.0 of the Stratis storage-management system (covered here in May) has been released. 'After two years of development, Stratis 1.0 has stabilized its on-disk metadata format and command-line interface, and is ready for more widespread testing and evaluation by...
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Monday October 1, 2018. 05:04 PM
Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (mediawiki), CentOS (389-ds-base, firefox, flatpak, kernel, mod_perl, nss, spice and spice-gtk, and spice-gtk and spice-server), Debian (389-ds-base, ghostscript, mosquitto, and python3.5), Fedora (ca-certificates, firefox,...
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Sunday September 30, 2018. 05:35 PM
The 4.19-rc6 kernel prepatch is out. 'As always, please go test and report any problems. It all 'just works' on my systems, and I have not heard of any major outstanding issues as of this point in time.'
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Saturday September 29, 2018. 04:50 PM
The stable-kernel machine continues to crank out updates: 4.18.11, 4.14.73, 4.9.130, and 4.4.159 are now available with another set of important fixes.
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Friday September 28, 2018. 10:26 PM
One of the key aspects of hardening the user-space side of an operating system is to provide mechanisms for restricting which parts of the filesystem hierarchy a given process can access. Linux has a number of mechanisms of varying capability and complexity for this purpose, ...
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Nuitka is a compiler for the Python 2.7 and 3.7 languages; version 0.6.0 is now available. 'This release adds massive improvements for optimization and a couple of bug fixes. It also indicates reaching the mile stone of doing actual type inference, even if only very...
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Security updates have been issued by Debian (libxml2 and python2.7), Fedora (hylafax+, lcms2, libbson, moodle, mozilla-noscript, visualboyadvance-m, and yum-utils), openSUSE (dom4j and php7), Oracle (firefox), Red Hat (firefox and qemu-kvm-rhev), SUSE (gnutls, kernel,...
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Thursday September 27, 2018. 05:25 PM
Security updates have been issued by Debian (asterisk, otrs2, and strongswan), Fedora (kernel-headers, moodle, ntp, visualboyadvance-m, and yaml-cpp), Mageia (rsyslog), openSUSE (ant, libzypp, zypper, shadow, and tiff), Oracle (389-ds-base, flatpak, kernel, nss, and...
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The BBC talked with Linus Torvalds about recent events. 'Will everybody be happy? No. People who don't like my blunt behaviour even when I'm not being actively nasty about it will just see that as 'look, nothing changed'. I'm trying to get rid of my outbursts, and be more...
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The LWN.net Weekly Edition for September 27, 2018 is available.
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Wednesday September 26, 2018. 09:58 PM
The kernel address sanitizer (KASAN) is a kernel debugging tool meant to catch incorrect use of kernel pointers. It is an effective tool, if the number of KASAN-based bug reports showing up on the mailing lists is any indication. The downside of KASAN is a significant...
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