Thursday's security updates

Linux Weekly News - cs, 2017-02-16 16:18

Arch Linux has updated gvim (code execution) and vim (code execution).

Red Hat has updated openstack-cinder, openstack-glance, and openstack-nova (OSP7.0: denial of service from 2015).

SUSE has updated kernel (SLE12: many vulnerabilities, some from 2015 and 2014).

Ubuntu has updated libgc (code execution) and openjdk-6 (12.04: multiple vulnerabilities).

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Top 10 FOSS legal stories in 2016 (

Linux Weekly News - cs, 2017-02-16 14:47
Mark Radcliffe surveys the most important legal issues surrounding free and open-source software on "The challenge for the Linux community is to decide when to bring litigation to enforce the GPLv2. What it means in many situations is that to be compliant is currently left to individual contributors rather than being based on a set of community norms. As Theodore Ts'o noted, this issue really concerns project governance. Although permitting individual contributors to make these decisions may be the Platonic ideal, the tradeoff is ambiguity for users trying to be compliant as well as the potential for rogue members of the community (like McHardy) to create problems. The members of the Linux community and other FOSS communities need to consider how they can best assist the members of their community to understand what compliance means and to determine when litigation might be useful in furtherance of the community's goals."
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What Is NVM (Non-Volatile Memory)?

LinuxToday - cs, 2017-02-16 14:40
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Why Munich should stick with Linux

LinuxToday - cs, 2017-02-16 03:40
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[$] Weekly Edition for February 16, 2017

Linux Weekly News - cs, 2017-02-16 01:38
The Weekly Edition for February 16, 2017 is available.
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February 14th is I Love Free Software Day

LinuxToday - sze, 2017-02-15 23:40
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Orange Pi as Time Machine Server

LinuxToday - sze, 2017-02-15 23:40
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TensorFlow 1.0 released

Linux Weekly News - sze, 2017-02-15 22:19
The TensorFlow 1.0 release is available, bringing an API stability guarantee to this machine-learning library from Google. "TensorFlow 1.0 introduces a high-level API for TensorFlow, with tf.layers, tf.metrics, and tf.losses modules. We've also announced the inclusion of a new tf.keras module that provides full compatibility with Keras, another popular high-level neural networks library."
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[$] This is why I drink: a discussion of Fedora's legal state

Linux Weekly News - sze, 2017-02-15 18:40
Tom Callaway seems to be a very nice person who has been overclocked to about 140% normal human speed. In only 20 minutes he gave an interesting and highly-amusing talk that could have filled a 45-minute slot on the legal principles that underpin Fedora, how they got that way, and how they work out in practice.

Subscribers can click below for the full report from FOSDEM by guest author Tom Yates.

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Stable kernel updates

Linux Weekly News - sze, 2017-02-15 18:31
Greg KH has released stable kernels 4.9.10 and 4.4.49. Both contain the usual set of important fixes.
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Wednesday's security updates

Linux Weekly News - sze, 2017-02-15 18:17

CentOS has updated bind (C7: denial of service).

Debian has updated libevent (three vulnerabilities).

Debian-LTS has updated libevent (three vulnerabilities).

Fedora has updated lynx (F25: invalid URL parsing) and xen (F25: multiple vulnerabilities).

Oracle has updated bind (OL7: denial of service).

Red Hat has updated bind (RHEL7: denial of service), flash-plugin (RHEL6: multiple vulnerabilities), and kernel (RHEL7.1: code execution).

Scientific Linux has updated bind (SL7: denial of service).

SUSE has updated java-1_8_0-ibm (SLE12-SP1,2: multiple vulnerabilities) and kernel (SLE12-SP1: multiple vulnerabilities).

Ubuntu has updated php5 (14.04, 12.04: multiple vulnerabilities).

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Linux champion Munich takes decisive step towards returning to Windows (TechRepublic)

Linux Weekly News - sze, 2017-02-15 14:35
TechRepublic reports that the Munich, Germany city council has voted to begin the move back to proprietary desktop software. "Under a proposal backed by the general council, the administration will investigate how long it will take and how much it will cost to build a Windows 10 client for use by the city's employees. Once this work is complete, the council will vote again on whether to replace LiMux, a custom version of the Linux-based OS Ubuntu, across the authority from 2021."
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