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Fedora 26: GraphicsMagick Security Update

LinuxSecurity.com: Security fix for CVE-2017-11403 Original link
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Gentoo: GLSA-201707-15: Adobe Flash Player: Multiple vulnerabilities

LinuxSecurity.com: Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Adobe Flash Player, the worst of which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code. Original link
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Open Source Flaw 'Devil's Ivy' Puts Millions of IoT Devices at Risk

Millions of IoT devices are vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks due to a vulnerability initially discovered in remote security cameras, Senrio reported this week. The firm found the flaw in a security camera developed by Axis Communications, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of the devices. The Model 3004 security camera is used for security at the Los Angeles International Airport and other places, according to Senrio. The problem t...
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This Week in Open Source News: Top 5 Virtualization Trends, New Mozilla OSS Speech Recognition Project & More

This Week in Open Source News: Top 5 Virtualization Trends, New Mozilla OSS Speech Recognition Project & More | Linux.com | The source for Linux information Jump to navigation News for the Open Source Professional Brought to you by Automation is listed as one of the top five virtualization trends of 2017, and The Linux Foundation's ONAP is leading the way, says RCRWireless. Click Here! Training Newsletter Related Jobs The Linux Foundati...
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Ubuntu 17.10: Back to a GNOME Future

It would have been impossible to avoid hearing that Canonical has decided to shift their flagship product away from their in-house Unity desktop back to an old friend: GNOME. You may remember that desktop — the one that so many abandoned after the shift from 2.x to 3.x. A few years later, GNOME 3 is now one of the most rock-solid desktops to be found, and one of the most user-friendly Linux desktop distributions is heading back to that part...
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CoreOS, OCI Unveil Controversial Open Container Industry Standard

By Jack M. Germain Jul 20, 2017 3:25 PM PT CoreOS and the Open Container Initiative on Wednesday introduced image and runtime specifications largely based on Docker's image format technology. However, OCI's decision to model the standard on Docker's de facto platform has raised questions. Some critics have argued for other options. Version 1.0 provides a stable standard for application containers, according to Brandon Philips, CTO at CoreOS...
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Industry Experts from Yelp, IBM, Netflix, and More Will Speak at MesosCon in Los Angeles

MesosCon North America -- taking place Sept. 13-15 in Los Angeles, CA -- brings together users and developers to learn about Mesos and its growing ecosystem. Original link
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SuSE: 2017:1906-1: important: Linux Kernel Live Patch 17 for SLE 12

LinuxSecurity.com: An update that solves one vulnerability and has 6 fixes is An update that solves one vulnerability and has 6 fixes is An update that solves one vulnerability and has 6 fixes is now available. now available. Original link
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Microsoft Rolls Out Linux Support in SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate

Microsoft on Monday announced the availability of its first public release candidate for SQL Server 2017, which includes full support for Windows, Linux and Docker containers. SQL Server on Linux improves on earlier previews with several key enhancements, including active directory authentication; transport layer security to encrypt data; and SQL Server Integration Services that add support for Unicode ODBC drivers. SQL Server 2017 has demo...
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Condensing Your Infrastructure with System Containers

When most people hear the word containers, they probably think of Docker containers, which are application containers. But, there are other kinds of containers, for example, system containers like LXC/LXD. Stéphane Graber, technical lead for LXD at Canonical Ltd., will be delivering two talks at the upcoming Open Source Summit NA in September: “ GPU, USB, NICs and Other Physical Devices in Your Containers ” and “ Condensing Your Infrastruct...
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Fedora 24: php Security Update

LinuxSecurity.com: **PHP version 5.6.31** (06 Jul 2017) **Core:** * Fixed bug php#73807 (Performance problem with processing post request over 2000000 chars). (Nikita) * Fixed bug php#74111 (Heap buffer overread (READ: 1) finish_nested_data from unserialize). (Nikita) * Fixed bug php#74603 (PHP INI Parsing Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability). (Stas) * Fixed bug php#74819 (wddx_deserialize() heap Original link
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SharkLinux OS Is Destined for Success

By Jack M. Germain Jul 17, 2017 4:52 PM PT SharkLinux OS is one of those very rare newcomer distributions that has "Future Big Winner" written all over it. Over my many years of reviewing Linux software and distros for Linux Picks and Pans, I have found that the story of what spurred the developer to create the distro often showcases the driving power that enables open source software. That is the case with SharkLinux OS, which has an inter...
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A Modern Day Front-End Development Stack

Application development methodologies have seen a lot of change in recent years. With the rise and adoption of microservice architectures, cloud computing, single-page applications, and responsive design to name a few, developers have many decisions to make, all while still keeping project timelines, user experience, and performance in mind. Nowhere is this more true than in front-end development and JavaScript. To help catch everyone up, w...
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Fedora 24: sqlite Security Update

LinuxSecurity.com: Security fix for CVE-2017-10989: Heap-buffer overflow in the getNodeSize function Original link
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Fedora 26 Powers Up Cloud, Server, Workstation Systems

By Jack M. Germain Jul 15, 2017 12:21 PM PT The Fedora Project this week announced the general availability of Fedora 26, the latest version of the fully open source Fedora operating system. Fedora Linux is the community version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, or RHEL. Fedora 26 comprises a set of base packages that form the foundation of three distinct editions targeting different users. Fedora Atomic Host edition is an operating system for r...
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Fedora 25: evince Security Update

LinuxSecurity.com: - CVE-2017-1000083: Evince command injection vulnerability in CBT handler (#1468488) Original link
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This Week in Open Source: OSS as New Normal in Data, New Linux Foundation Kubernetes MOOC

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An Introduction to the ss Command

Linux includes a fairly massive array of tools available to meet almost every need. From development to security to productivity to administration…if you have to get it done, Linux is there to serve. One of the many tools that admins frequently turned to was netstat. However, the netstat command has been deprecated in favor of the faster, more human-readable ss command. The ss command is a tool used to dump socket statistics and displays in...
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Black Hat to Host Discussion on Diversity

LinuxSecurity.com: Panel of diversity pioneers will share their views and firsthand experience on how to make inclusion a priority in security. It's obvious cybersecurity has a diversity problem: just one-tenth of today's cybersecurity workforce are minorities, and the the number of women has basically plateaued for the past few years at a meager 11%. Original link
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Microsoft Makes Room for Ubuntu at Windows Store

By John P. Mello Jr. Jul 13, 2017 11:06 AM PT Microsoft this week announced the availability of Canonical's Ubuntu Linux distro as a free download in the Windows Store. It can be installed on any Windows Insider build, said Microsoft Senior Program Manager Rich Turner. There are some distinct advantages to using the Windows Store version of the Ubuntu Linux Distro: The software can be downloaded faster and more reliably due to the use of a ...
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Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Speak on Art and the Internet at Open Source Summit North America

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Debian: DSA-3908-1: nginx security update

LinuxSecurity.com: An integer overflow has been found in the HTTP range module of Nginx, a high-performance web and reverse proxy server, which may result in information disclosure. Original link
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OpenStack: Driving the Future of the Open Cloud

As cloud computing continues to evolve, it’s clear that the OpenStack platform is guaranteeing a strong open source foundation for the cloud ecosystem. At the recent OpenStack Days conference in Melbourne, OpenStack Foundation Executive Director Jonathan Bryce noted that although the early stages of cloud technology emphasized public platforms such as AWS, Azure and Google, the latest stage is much more focused on private clouds. According ...
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The Filesystem Hierarchy Standard Shows Which Bits Are Boss

If you've ever been curious enough to look through your system's root directory ("/"), you may have found yourself a little overwhelmed. Most of the three-letter directory names don't tell you much about what they do, and if you ever needed to make important modifications, it would be tough to know where to look. I'd like to take those of you who haven't ventured much into your root directory on a brief tour. Helpful Tools Before we embark,...
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Linux Foundation launches Open Security Controller Project

LinuxSecurity.com: The Linux Foundation has launched a new open source project focused on centralizing security services orchestration for multi-cloud environments. Original link
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