Live kernel patching for SUSE Enterprise Linux

Linux Weekly News - k, 2014-11-18 15:27
SUSE has announced that it is now using kGraft to make live kernel patches available for its enterprise distribution. "Unlike some other Linux kernel live patching technologies, SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching doesn't require stopping the whole system while it performs the patching. And because it is a fully open source solution, it allows for easy code review of the patch sources. SUSE is engaging with the upstream community to help ensure a sustainable future for kernel live patching on Linux in general and SUSE Linux Enterprise specifically."
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Linux 3.18 rc5

LinuxToday - k, 2014-11-18 13:45
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WordPress 4.1 Beta 1

LinuxToday - k, 2014-11-18 03:45
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FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE Announcement

LinuxToday - k, 2014-11-18 00:15
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Self-repairing software tackles malware

LinuxToday - k, 2014-11-18 00:15
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CyanogenMod 11 M12

LinuxToday - h, 2014-11-17 23:45
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Linux for lettuce (

Linux Weekly News - h, 2014-11-17 22:26 covers the founding of the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI) and its continuing efforts to apply the concepts of open-source to plant breeding, in an increasingly patent encumbered space. "OSSI’s de facto leader is Jack Kloppenburg, a social scientist at the University of Wisconsin who has been involved with issues concerning plant genetic resources since the 1980s. He has published widely about the concept behind OSSI, and his words are now echoed (even copied verbatim) by public plant-breeding advocates in Germany, France, and India. As he explains it, for most of human history, seeds have naturally been part of the commons—those natural resources that are inherently public, like air or sunshine. But with the advent of plant-related intellectual property and the ownership it enables, this particular part of the commons has become a resource to be mined for private gain. Thus the need for a protected commons—open source seed. Inspired by open source software, OSSI’s idea is to use “the master’s tools” of intellectual property, but in ways the master never intended: to create and enforce an ethic of sharing."
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Colin Watson resigns from Debian Technical Committee

Linux Weekly News - h, 2014-11-17 18:44
Colin Watson announced his resignation from the Debian Technical Committee before Russ. "I appreciate that the timing is such that this looks like a response to Joey's mails, or perhaps to some other recent discussions. That isn't the case. I've been doing a good deal of refactoring of my life recently as a result of realising that I was burning out, and right now it's important that I make an effort to spend my Debian time on things I find relaxing rather than things I've been finding stressful." (Thanks to Jeff Schroeder)
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Security advisories for Monday

Linux Weekly News - h, 2014-11-17 18:15

Debian has updated libgcrypt11 (side-channel attack).

Fedora has updated kde-workspace (F20; F19: privilege escalation), kernel (F19: multiple vulnerabilities), and konversation (F20; F19: information disclosure).

Gentoo has updated wget (symlink attack).

Mageia has updated dbus (denial of service), gnutls (code execution), kernel (MG4; MG3: multiple vulnerabilities), kernel-linus (MG4; MG3: multiple vulnerabilities), kernel-tmb (MG4; MG3: multiple vulnerabilities), and kernel-vserver (MG4: multiple vulnerabilities).

Red Hat has updated mariadb (RHEL7: multiple vulnerabilities), mariadb55-mariadb (RHSCL1: multiple vulnerabilities), and mysql55-mysql (RHEL5; RHSCL1: multiple vulnerabilities).

Scientific Linux has updated mysql55-mysql (SL5: multiple vulnerabilities).

Slackware has updated mozilla (multiple vulnerabilities).

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Trisquel 7.0 LTS Belenos review

LinuxToday - h, 2014-11-17 17:45
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