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Monday December 3, 2018. 08:47 PM
CentOS has released CentOS Linux 7.6 (1810). 'Updates released since the upstream release are all posted, across all architectures. We strongly recommend every user apply all updates, including the content released today, on your existing CentOS Linux 7 machine by just...
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Security updates have been issued by Debian (nsis, openssl, poppler, and tiff), Fedora (dnsdist, drupal7, kernel, kernel-headers, kernel-tools, net-snmp, perl, php-Smarty2, and samba), Gentoo (connman, nagios-core, php, and webkit-gtk), Mageia (apache-mod_perl,...
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The 4.20-rc5 kernel prepatch is out; among other things, it contains the STIBP changes described in this article. Linus is also thinking about release timing: 'So my current suggestion is that we plan on a Christmas release, everybody gets their pull requests for the next...
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Sunday December 2, 2018. 04:44 PM
The 4.19.6, 4.14.85, 4.9.142, 4.4.166, and 3.18.128 stable kernels have all been released; each contains another large set of important fixes.
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Friday November 30, 2018. 11:43 PM
As of today, Fedora 27 will not be getting any more updates, including security updates. Users should be planning to upgrade more or less immediately. 'Fedora 28 will continue to receive updates until 4 weeks after the release of Fedora 30. The maintenance schedule of Fedora ...
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The BPF virtual machine is the same on all architectures where it is supported; architecture-specific code takes care of translating BPF to something the local processor can understand. So one might be tempted to think that BPF programs would be portable across architectures ...
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Security updates have been issued by Debian (libarchive, perl, and qemu), Fedora (glibc, glusterfs, links, and moodle), Gentoo (libsndfile and postgresql), openSUSE (openssh, rubygem-loofah, and tiff), Oracle (ruby), Red Hat (ruby), and Ubuntu (libssh and linux-aws).
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Thursday November 29, 2018. 10:38 PM
The Software Freedom Conservancy reports that the first hearing in the appeal of the GPL enforcement lawsuit against VMware has been held in Germany. 'The hearing yesterday was a tiny step in a long process toward resolving this issue, and, as we understand the situation,...
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The Go Blog looks forward to version 2 of the Go language. 'A major difference between Go 1 and Go 2 is who is going to influence the design and how decisions are made. Go 1 was a small team effort with modest outside influence; Go 2 will be much more community-driven. After ...
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The Spectre class of hardware vulnerabilities was apparently so-named because it can be expected to haunt us for some time. One aspect of that haunting can be seen in the fact that, nearly one year after Spectre was disclosed, the kernel is still unable to prevent one...
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Security updates have been issued by Gentoo (openssl and rpm), Mageia (icecast and yaml-cpp), Oracle (kernel and sos-collector), Red Hat (rh-ruby23-ruby, rh-ruby24-ruby, and rh-ruby25-ruby), Slackware (samba), SUSE (tomcat6), and Ubuntu (ghostscript).
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The LWN.net Weekly Edition for November 29, 2018 is available.
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Wednesday November 28, 2018. 10:19 PM
Malware inserted into a popular npm package has put some users at risk of losing Bitcoin, which is certainly worrisome. More concerning, though, is the implications of how the malware got into the package—and how the package got distributed. This is not the first time we...
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Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (powerdns-recursor and samba), Debian (ghostscript), Fedora (community-mysql, flatpak, gettext, git, php-PHPMailer, php-phpmailer6, and wireshark), Oracle (kernel and NetworkManager), Scientific Linux (ghostscript, kernel,...
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A recurring topic in filesystem-developer circles is on handling case-insensitive file names. Filesystems for other operating systems do so but, by and large, Linux filesystems do not. In the Kernel Summit track of the 2018 Linux Plumbers Conference (LPC), Gabriel Krisman...
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Tuesday November 27, 2018. 10:36 PM
Greg Kroah-Hartman has released stable kernels 4.19.5, 4.14.84, 4.9.141, 4.4.165, and 3.18.127. They all contain important fixes and users should upgrade.
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Security updates have been issued by Debian (gnuplot and samba), Fedora (flatpak, kernel-headers, kernel-tools, mariadb-connector-c, php-PHPMailer, php-phpmailer6, and xml-security-c), Gentoo (binutils, libav, mupdf, spice-gtk, strongswan, and tablib), Mageia (libpng(12),...
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Monday November 26, 2018. 10:01 PM
The kernelci.org project develops and operates a distributed testing infrastructure for the kernel. It continuously builds, boots, and tests multiple kernel trees on various types of boards. Kevin Hilman and Gustavo Padovan led a session in the Testing & Fuzzing...
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'Who's on Team Xmas Tree?' asked Dan Williams at the beginning of his talk in the Kernel Summit track of the 2018 Linux Plumbers Conference. He was referring to a rule for the ordering of local variable declarations within functions that is enforced by a minority of kernel...
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Security updates have been issued by Debian (gnuplot5, icecast2, liblivemedia, otrs2, phpbb3, roundcube, squid3, and xml-security-c), Fedora (kio-extras, tmux, and xen), Gentoo (asterisk, chromium, exiv2, ghostscript-gpl, and thunderbird), openSUSE (libwpd, openssl,...
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