Tag Archives: Linux

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM: Vulnerability in Bash

[German]The bash shell of Ubuntu 12.04 ESM contains a vulnerability (USN-4180-1, CVE-2012-6711), that also affects Ubuntu derivatives. The vulnerability could allow attackers to infiltrate bash scripts that could cause a crash or potentially execute arbitrary code. Advertising

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Linux Kernel Bug in Wi-Fi driver puts machines at risk

[German]Once again, a violent bug has been discovered in the Linux kernel that allows an attack on machines via Wi-Fi. Attackers can crash or even attack the machines via the vulnerability. The bug has been in the Linux kernel since … Continue reading

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Linux: Bug in sudo allows forbidden commands as root

[German]There is an implementation bug in older versions of the Linux command sudo. This allows commands to be executed as root, even if this is not allowed for a user. In the meantime there is an update which fixes the … Continue reading

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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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South Korea’s government migrates from Windows 7 to Linux

[German]The government in South Korea prefers Linux to Windows 10. That’s the message of the weekend. Instead upgrading from Windows 7 machines to Windows 10, the government decides to migrate it’s clients to Linux. 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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