‘Next generation of Skype’ Unveiled, But Theres No Mention of Linux Support

skype for linux logoMicrosoft has unwrapped “the next generation of Skype”, a feature-packed update aimed at injecting youthful appeal into the venerable VoIP brand. Dubbed ‘new Skype’, Microsoft say the new version of Skype add more personalisation, more immediacy, and more intimacy to the service. “Life is busy and filled with too many options. Staying connected, with all this noise, can sometimes […]

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Enable Nautilus Git Integration with this Open-Source Extension

I came across a neat new extensions that provides Nautilus Git integration. Now before you get too excited let me mention that this extension is not a GUI Git client. It’s a little simpler than that, but still potentially useful. If you don’t know what Git is then you’re probably not reading this post anyway, but for those […]

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Latest Ubuntu 17.10 Update Ditches the Unity Desktop, Installs GNOME

ubuntu 17.10And so it begins: the Unity desktop and related packages have been removed from the ‘seeds’ used to build Ubuntu 17.10. As previously announced, Ubuntu 17.10 will ship with GNOME Shell as the default desktop environment in place of Canonical’s home-grown Unity desktop. Unity has been Ubuntu’s default desktop since 2011. Currently in proposed-updates to the Artful Aardvark, the latest […]

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USN-3305-1: NVIDIA graphics drivers vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3305-1

31st May, 2017

nvidia-graphics-drivers-375 vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its
derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 17.04
  • Ubuntu 16.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

NVIDIA graphics drivers could be made to crash or run programs as an
administrator.

Software description

  • nvidia-graphics-drivers-375
    – NVIDIA binary X.Org driver

Details

It was discovered that the NVIDIA graphics drivers contained flaws in the
kernel mode layer. A local attacker could use these issues to cause a denial of
service or potentially escalate their privileges on the system.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package version:

Ubuntu 17.04:
nvidia-367

375.66-0ubuntu0.17.04.1
nvidia-375

375.66-0ubuntu0.17.04.1
Ubuntu 16.10:
nvidia-367

375.66-0ubuntu0.16.10.1
nvidia-375

375.66-0ubuntu0.16.10.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
nvidia-367

375.66-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
nvidia-375

375.66-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
nvidia-367

375.66-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
nvidia-375

375.66-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

References

CVE-2017-0350,

CVE-2017-0351,

CVE-2017-0352

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