RHSA-2018:1852-1: Moderate: kernel security update

Red Hat Enterprise Linux: An update for kernel is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of
Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a
detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE
link(s) in the References section.

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openSUSE Leap 15 Now Offering Images for RPis, Another Security Vulnerability for Intel, Trusted News Chrome Extension and More

News briefs for June 14, 2018.

openSUSE Leap 15, released two weeks ago, is now offering images for Raspberry Pis, Beagle
Boards, Arndale board, CuBox-i computers, OLinuXino and more. See the openSUSE
blog post
for more information on how “makers can leverage openSUSE Leap
15 images for aarch64 and Armv7 on Internet of Things (IoT) and embedded
devices” and for download links.

Intel yesterday announced yet another security vulnerability with its Core-based
microprocessors. According to ZDNet,
Lazy FP state restore “can theoretically pull data from your programs,
including encryption software, from your computer regardless of your
operating system.” Note that Lazy State does not affect AMD processors.

Adblock Plus creators, eyeo, have introduced a beta Chrome extension
called Trusted News, which “will use blockchain to help you verify
whether a site is trustworthy”, Engadget
. It currently uses four established fact-checker sites, but “the
eventual plan is to decentralize the database with the Ethereum blockchain
and use game-like token mechanics to reward everyday users for submitting
feedback while protecting against trolls.”

Untangle yesterday released
NG Firewall 14.0
. New features include “enhanced support of SD-WAN
networking architectures in order to reduce costs for businesses with
distributed, branch and remote offices and enable fast and flexible
deployment, while ensuring a consistent security posture.”

The Linux Foundation yesterday announced the schedule of sessions and
speakers for its Open Source Summit North America, August 29–31,
in Vancouver, BC. You can see the full schedule here.

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Mesa 18.1.1 is Now Available to Install on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

mesa graphics ubuntuThe latest Mesa 18.1.1 graphics stack is now available to install on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Mesa 18.1.1 is the first point release update in the Mesa 18.1.x series, which debuted back in May with Mesa 18.1.0. The Mesa 18.1.x series touts plenty of improvements, including better Vulkan and OpenGL performance, updated Tegra, Nouveau, and Intel drivers, as […]

This post, Mesa 18.1.1 is Now Available to Install on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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KDE Plasma 5.13 Is Here – And It Looks Incredible

Back in May we said that KDE Plasma 5.13 was shaping up to be one heck of a release — now that it’s out, I think I can say we were right. And to demo the key changes arriving in this update of the popular, resource-efficient desktop environment is a spiffy official release video. At a speedy 2 […]

This post, KDE Plasma 5.13 Is Here – And It Looks Incredible, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Piventory: LJ Tech Editor's Personal Stash of Raspberry Pis and Other Single-Board Computers

It’s like an extra-geeky episode of Cribs featuring single-board

I’m a big fan of DIY projects and think that there is a lot of value
in doing something yourself instead of relying on some third party. I
mow my own lawn, change my own oil and do most of my own home repairs,
and because of my background in system administration, you’ll find
all sorts of DIY servers at my house too. In the old days, geeks like
me would have stacks of loud power-hungry desktop computers around and
use them to learn about Linux and networking, but these days, VMs and
cloud services have taken their place for most people. I still like
running my own servers though, and thanks to the advent of these tiny,
cheap computers like the Raspberry Pi series, I’ve been able to replace
all of my home services with a lot of different small, cheap, low-power

Occasionally, I’ll hear people talk about how they have a Raspberry Pi
or some other small computer lying around, but they haven’t figured out
quite what to do with it yet. And it always shocks me, because I have a house full of
those small computers doing all sorts of things, so in this article, I
describe my personal
“Piventory”—an inventory of all of the little low-power computers that
stay running around my house. So if you’re struggling to figure out
what to do with your own Raspberry Pi, maybe this article will give you
some inspiration.

Primary NAS and Central Server

In “Papa’s
Got a Brand New NAS”
I wrote about my search for a replacement
for my rackmount server that acted as a Network-Attached Storage (NAS)
for my house, along with a bunch of other services. Ultimately, I found
that I could replace the whole thing with an ODroid XU4. Because of its
octo-core ARM CPU, gigabit networking and high-speed USB3 port, I was
able to move my hard drives over to a Mediasonic Probox USB3 disk array
and set up a new low-power NAS that paid for itself in electricity costs.

In addition to a NAS, this server provides a number of backup services
for my main server that sits in a data center. It acts as a backup mail
server, authoritative DNS, and it also provides a VPN so I can connect to
my home network from anywhere in the world—not bad for a little $75
ARM board.

Figure 1. Papa’s New NAS

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