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September 28, 2014
"A major security vulnerability has been discovered in the free software shell GNU Bash. The most serious issues have already been fixed, and a complete fix is well underway. GNU/Linux distributions are working quickly to release updated packages for their users. All Bash users should upgrade immediately, and audit the list of remote network services running on their systems."[size=11][If you're concerned about the Shellshock bug, please consider donating to the [url=http://donate.fsf.org]GNU Project[/url].][/size]
This is the third part in a series of three articles surveying automation projects within OpenStack, explaining what they do, how they do it, and where they stand in development readiness and field usage. Previously, in part one, I covered cloud deployment tools that enable you to install/update OpenStack cloud on bare metal. In part two, I covered workload deployment tools. Today, we'll look at tools for day two operations.read more
Builder is an in-development IDE that we reported on a few months ago as part of our GUADEC coverage. Builder aims to be an IDE that will focus purely on […]
September 27, 2014
Amazon has started warning customers of its EC2 cloud computing platform that it's going to start rebooting their instances en masse over the next few days.
An unlikely partnership will soon bring Oracle's Red Hat-based Linux distribution to Ubuntu's cloud.
We used to take these freedoms for granted with all of our personal property. We can mod our homes, we can buy random items, glue glitter and googly eyes on them and resell them as holiday crafts, we can do anything we want with our own stuff. Except for our digital property. There we run into vast mazy minefields of laws and Digital Rights Management and prohibitions and the idea that we don't own it, but merely license it, so it's not really ours and the vendor has the right to control it, and to control what we do with it.
After the discovery that a patch designed to repair the “Shellshock” vulnerability in the GNU Bourne Again Shell (bash) still allowed for an attacker to execute commands on a remote system, Red Hat, Ubuntu, and other Linux distribution providers have pushed out a second fix to the vulnerability. At the same time, security researchers and service providers have detected a surge in scans for systems with the vulnerability, as would-be attackers seek to take advantage of the bug.
The updated Bash packages for Fedora 19, 20 and 21 Alpha are now available in the official Fedora repositories. These updated packages provide fixes that resolve CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169 (the issue that has been labeled “Shellshock”).
When the open-source OpenStack cloud platform first got started back in 2010, there were only two components, with Rackspace bringing in the Swift storage project and NASA contributing the Nova compute piece. Over the last four years, OpenStack has expanded significantly beyond its initial two core contributors and two primary components.
Intel is investing $1.5 billion in China’s Tsinghua Unigroup, whose fabless mobile chip design centers will co-develop IA-based SoCs for mobile phones in 2015. Intel Corp. will invest RMB $9 million, or about $1.5 billion, in Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd., a subsidiary of Tsinghua Holdings Co., Ltd., a group associated with the Tsinghua University in Beijing. […]
Youth Digitals just moved into their new offices, tucked away in a nondescript office park in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It[he]#039[/he]s a big step up from their humble beginnings, when company founder and director Justin Richards hauled a laptop to his students[he]#039[/he] houses, tutoring them on web and graphic design. Their first office was barely more than a closet, and now they have an expansive space complete with conference rooms, recording studio space, and their own 3D printer.
Do you have SELinux enabled on your Web Server? Lots of people are asking me about SELinux and the Bash Exploit. I did a quick analysis on one reported remote Apache exploit: http://www.reddit.com/r/netsec/comments/2hbxtc/cve20146271_remote_code_execution_through_bash/ Shows an example of the bash exploit on an apache server. It even shows that SELinux was enforcing when the exploit happened.
First things first: the name. The next Elementary OS was codenamed Isis – as in the Egyptian goddess of magic and life. That was until Islamic State became a thing and the distro’s team decided such associations were unwanted. Now it’s Freya, as in the Norse goddess of love and, er, war. Conflict aside, what a nice update to last year's Luna release of Elementary Freya is shaping up to be. The Norsified Elementary builds on Ubuntu 14.04, though, as always, the Elementary developers pick and choose when it comes to the distro's base tools.
Quagga is an open source routing software suite that can be used to turn your Linux box into a fully-fledged router that supports major routing protocols like RIP, OSPF, BGP or ISIS router. It has full provisions for IPv4 and IPv6, and supports route/prefix filtering. Quagga can be a life saver in case your production […]Continue reading...The post How to turn your CentOS box into an OSPF router using Quagga appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to set a default gateway on CentOS How to install dummynet on CentOS How to run a startup script automatically after a network interface is up on CentOS How to set up BGP Looking Glass server on CentOS How to analyze Squid logs with SARG log analyzer on CentOS
Canonical has just announced that the final Beta for Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) has been released and is now available for download and testing.
September 26, 2014
FreeFileSync is a great file synchronization program for Windows and Linux. There is no build for Centos, so I paid a 100 Unobtanium bounty to get it working on Centos 7.
I like KDE. I use KDE, now that I have hardware with enough horsepower (namely a Toshiba laptop with 4GB of RAM) to operate it in a relatively easy manner. In addition, KDE is an outstanding desktop environment, far too complicated for what I normally do, but that’s OK. It’s not my favorite desktop environment –- that distinction continues to go to Xfce –- but still, I have nothing but love for KDE.
This week, we look at an attempt to define cloud standards (but where are the cloud companies), municipalities wanting to tax cloud services (and why it's a bad idea) and Oracle's Mark Hurd going after Microsoft in the cloud (but is it the right target).