Category Archives: Linux

CertBUND warns about a bzip2 vulnerability

German CertBUND warns here about he vulnerability CVE-2019-12900 in the open source bzip2 (versions <= 1.0.6), which is used in Ubuntu Linux, SUSE Linux. The vulnerability allows execution of arbitrary program code with the rights of the service. SUSE has … Continue reading

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SONiC: Microsoft’s Open Source Network OS

[German]Microsoft is also engaged in Open Source – and they develop internally an Open Source network operating system for Cloud applications, called SONiC. Here is some information. Advertising

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Linux: Vulnerability CVE-2018-15688 in Systemd

[German]A vulnerability in the systemd component of some Linux distributions can be exploited over the network. A single DHCPv6 package is enough to provoke a crash or more. Advertising

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FOSS LinuxBoot replaces UEFI on servers

[German]Vendors using Linux-Servers intends to move away from proprietary hardware with UEFI, Intel ME & Co. The free LinuxBoot is the answer to the UEFI glue of the commercial manufacturers, but is limited to the server area. Here is some … Continue reading

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Microsoft: Linux dominates Azure VMs, has Windows a future?

[German]At the Ignite 2018 conference last week in Orlando, Florida, USA, Microsoft management released interesting figures. For virtual machines running on Microsoft Azure, there is a massive migration to Linux: 50% runs on Linux – which raises the question of … Continue reading

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New: Linux Mint LMDE 3 “Cindy” Cinnamon released

[German]Today once again a short excursion into the world of Linux. The developer community of Linux Mint have already released the version LMDE 3 “Cindy” Cinnamon on August 31, 2018. This is a Debian-based development project for Linux Mint. Advertising

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Foreshadow (L1TF) Intel CPU vulnerabilities

[German]Since a few hours details about the next vulnerabilities in Intel CPUs from the Next Generation Spectre series are public. Details on the Foreshadow (aka L1 Terminal Fault) vulnerability and the other L1 Terminal Fault variants were published on Usenix … Continue reading

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Operating system shares on the desktop end of July 2018

[German]July 2018 is over, and it’s time to look at the figures for operating system distribution on the desktop and especially for Windows on early August 2018. Advertising

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Fedora 26 Linux reached End of Live

Just a short note to users still working on machines with Fedora 26. This Linux distribution has reached End of Live on June 1st 2018. Users are urged to update to Fedora 27 or Fedora 28. More details may be … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) released

[German]On April 26, 2018, the developers of Cannonical Ubuntu released 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) in general. As LTS version (“Long Term Support”) Ubuntu 18.04 gets updates again for 5 years. Advertising

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