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Debian: DSA-4040-1: imagemagick security update

LinuxSecurity.com: This update fixes several vulnerabilities in imagemagick: Various memory handling problems and cases of missing or incomplete input sanitising may result in denial of service, memory disclosure or the execution of arbitrary code if malformed image files are processed. Original link
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This Week in Open Source: Linux Demonstrates Superpowers With Supercomputer Domination & More

This week in open source/Linux news, Linux not powers the vast majority of the world's supercomputers, Hyperledger is set apart from hype, and more.  1) All 500 of the fastest computers on the planet are running Linux. Linux Totally Dominates Supercomputers - ZDNet 2) Executive Director of Hyperledger explains how the blockchain project isn't just tech world hype. Blockchain Moves Beyond its 'Moonshot' Phase - American Banker 3) Arpit Joshi...
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Debian: DSA-4039-1: opensaml2 security update

LinuxSecurity.com: Rod Widdowson of Steading System Software LLP discovered a coding error in the OpenSAML library, causing the DynamicMetadataProvider class to fail configuring itself with the filters provided and omitting whatever checks they are intended to perform. Original link
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5 Coolest Linux Terminal Emulators

Sure, we can get by with boring old GNOME terminal, Konsole, and funny, rickety, old xterm. When you're in the mood to try something new, however, take a look at these five cool and useful Linux terminals. Xiki Number one on my hit parade is Xiki . Xiki is the brainchild of Craig Muth, talented programmer and funny man (funny as in humorous, and possibly other senses of the word as well). I wrote about Xiki lo so long ago, in Meet Xiki, the...
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MX 17 Linux: The Best of 2 Linux Worlds

By Jack M. Germain Nov 16, 2017 5:00 AM PT MX Linux-17 Beta 1 , released last week, is a desktop-oriented Linux distribution based on Debian's "stable" branch. It is a cooperative venture between the antiX and former MEPIS Linux communities -- hence its breakaway name. Normally, taking a first look at an early phase beta release means taking a few hours to get familiar with the features and performance. If too many glitches appear, it can d...
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Debian: DSA-4034-1: varnish security update

LinuxSecurity.com: 'shamger' and Carlo Cannas discovered that a programming error in Varnish, a state of the art, high-performance web accelerator, may result in disclosure of memory contents or denial of service. Original link
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LFD401 Developing Applications For Linux

Learn how to develop for and bring applications to the Linux environment. Get up to speed quickly with the necessary tools for Linux application development and learn about special features offered by Linux. See more Original link
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Take Linux and Run With It

"How do you run an operating system?" may seem like a simple question, since most of us are accustomed to turning on our computers and seeing our system spin up. However, this common model is only one way of running an operating system. As one of Linux's greatest strengths is versatility, Linux offers the most methods and environments for running it. To unleash the full power of Linux, and maybe even find a use for it you hadn't thought of,...
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Fedora 26: kernel Security Update

LinuxSecurity.com: The 4.13.12 update contains a number of important fixes across the tree. It contains security fixes for CVE-2017-16532 and CVE-2017-16538. Original link
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The CNCF Just Got 36 Companies to Agree to a Kubernetes Certification Standard

The  Cloud Native Computing Foundation  (CNCF) announced today that 36 members have agreed to a set of certification standards for  Kubernetes , the immensely popular open source container orchestration tool. This should make it easy for users to move from one version to another without worry, while ensuring that containers under Kubernetes management will behave in a predictable way. The group of 36 is agreeing to a base set of APIs that h...
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