Category Archives: Linux

Vulnerability in GNU C Library (glibc) jeopardizes Linux distros

[German]The Qualys Threat Research Unit (TRU) has recently uncovered four significant vulnerabilities in the GNU C Library (glibc). This library is used in countless Linux applications in common Linux distributions. The vulnerabilities allow attackers to gain root privileges on Linux … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 24.04 LTS gets 12 year of support from Cannonical

Cannonical wants to extend the support period for Ubuntu 24.04 LTS, which is expected in April 2024, to 12 years. The extended support period was announced by Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth in an interview with the YouTube channel Destination Linux … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

Linux kernel vulnerability CVE-2024-0193 allows root access

[German]The vulnerability CVE-2024-0193, which allows root access, was discovered in the Linux kernel. This is a use-after-free error in the Netfilter subsystem, which was given a CVSS score of 7.8. However, the vulnerability can only be exploited by local attackers … Continue reading

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Google Chrome 120.0.6099.62/.63 released

[English]Google has released updates of the Google Chrome browser in the Stable Channel for Mac, Linux and Windows to version 120.0.6099.62/.63 on December 5, 2023. Version 120.0.6099.62/.63 for Mac and Windows was released in the Extended Stable Channel. The Android … Continue reading

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Microsoft published Linux installation guide

[German]Microsoft wants to get rid of some of its Windows users. That's how I interpret the fact that Microsoft published instructions on how to install Linux on their systems at the end of September 2023. Coincides with the terminated upgrade … Continue reading

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Linux vulnerability Looney Tunables

[German]A buffer overflow vulnerability CVE-2023-4911 exists in the Gnu-C library (glibc) in the dynamic loader used to execute programs. The vulnerability, discovered by Qualys' Threat Research Unit (TRU), is called Looney Tunables and has probably existed since 2021. In the … Continue reading

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Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 6 "Faye" Released

[German]The Mint development team has released the Linux distribution LMDE 6 "Faye" for download on September 27, 2023 after a short beta phase. The abbreviation LMDE stands for "Linux Mint Debian Edition", i.e. an edition that closely resembles Debian. Advertising

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Critical RCE Vulnerability CVE-2023-36664 in GhostScript affects Linux, Windows etc.

[German]A security researcher has developed a proof of concept to exploit a remote code execution vulnerability CVE-2023-36664, rated critical (CVSS score 9.8), in the widely used (for PostScript and PDF displays) GhostScript software. Both Linux and Windows systems are threatened … Continue reading

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Google Chrome 111.0.5563.110/.111 (Desktop) – and for Android/iOS

[German]Google has released updates to Google Chrome browser 111 in the stable channel for Mac, Linux and Windows on March 21, 2023. These are security updates that fix critical vulnerabilities. The Extended Stable Channel and the apps for Android and … Continue reading

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LibreOffice can't start after ugrade to Linux Mint 21.1

[German]A short post from the Linux world, although I'm not yet sure if and how widespread the problem is. A blog reader contacted me last Friday and complained that his LibreOffice wouldn't start after he upgraded a Linux Mint system … Continue reading

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