DIGImend Project Revived To Improve Non-Wacom Tablets Support on Linux

Nikolai Kondrashov rebooted the DIGImend project that brings support for Genius, Huion, Yiynova, and other non-Wacom graphic tablets to Linux users.

After 9 years of working on DIGImend for free and 1 year of hiatus, Nikolai is now relying on both corporate support and recurring donations via Patreon to fund his work on the project.

Don’t underestimate his statement that with $1300 per month (pre-tax) he would dedicate mere two hours to the project code each weekend (or buy tablets to hack on). Judging by live hacking sessions he broadcasts on YouTube, two hours get a lot of work done.

Earlier this year he already added support for Ugee’s M540 and EX07 tablets, and several days ago support for Ugee 2150 tablet landed. In a thread on Google+ (yes, it’s still a thing) he admitted he would also be interested to work on advanced configuration for such tablets in GNOME.

Visit Nikolai’s Patreon page for more information.

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RHSA-2017:3401-1: Critical: chromium-browser security update

Red Hat Enterprise Linux: An update for chromium-browser is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Supplementary.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of
Critical. 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.
CVE-2017-15407, CVE-2017-15408, CVE-2017-15409, CVE-2017-15410, CVE-2017-15411, CVE-2017-15412, CVE-2017-15413, CVE-2017-15415, CVE-2017-15416, CVE-2017-15417, CVE-2017-15418, CVE-2017-15419, CVE-2017-15420, CVE-2017-15422, CVE-2017-15423, CVE-2017-15424, CVE-2017-15425, CVE-2017-15426, CVE-2017-15427

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RHSA-2017:3399-1: Important: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.2 security update

Red Hat Enterprise Linux: An update is now available for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
5 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of
Important. 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.
CVE-2017-5645

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RHSA-2017:3405-1: Moderate: rh-postgresql96-postgresql security update

Red Hat Enterprise Linux: An update for rh-postgresql96-postgresql is now available for Red Hat Software
Collections.

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.
CVE-2017-12172, CVE-2017-15097

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RHSA-2017:3404-1: Moderate: rh-postgresql95-postgresql security update

Red Hat Enterprise Linux: An update for rh-postgresql95-postgresql is now available for Red Hat Software
Collections.

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.
CVE-2017-12172, CVE-2017-15097

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RHSA-2017:3403-1: Moderate: rh-postgresql94-postgresql security update

Red Hat Enterprise Linux: An update for rh-postgresql94-postgresql is now available for Red Hat Software
Collections.

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.
CVE-2017-12172, CVE-2017-15097

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RHSA-2017:3402-1: Moderate: postgresql security update

Red Hat Enterprise Linux: An update for postgresql 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.
CVE-2017-12172, CVE-2017-15097

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USN-3507-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3507-1

7th December, 2017

linux, linux-raspi2 vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 17.10

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Software description

  • linux
    – Linux kernel

  • linux-raspi2
    – Linux kernel for Raspberry Pi 2

Details

Mohamed Ghannam discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in
the Netlink subsystem (XFRM) in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could
use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-16939)

It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly handle copy-on-
write of transparent huge pages. A local attacker could use this to cause a
denial of service (application crashes) or possibly gain administrative
privileges. (CVE-2017-1000405)

Fan Wu, Haoran Qiu, and Shixiong Zhao discovered that the associative array
implementation in the Linux kernel sometimes did not properly handle adding
a new entry. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(system crash). (CVE-2017-12193)

Eric Biggers discovered that the key management subsystem in the Linux
kernel did not properly restrict adding a key that already exists but is
uninstantiated. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of
service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-15299)

It was discovered that a null pointer dereference error existed in the
PowerPC KVM implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use
this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-15306)

Eric Biggers discovered a race condition in the key management subsystem of
the Linux kernel around keys in a negative state. A local attacker could
use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-15951)

Andrey Konovalov discovered that the USB subsystem in the Linux kernel did
not properly validate USB BOS metadata. A physically proximate attacker
could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2017-16535)

Andrey Konovalov discovered an out-of-bounds read in the GTCO digitizer USB
driver for the Linux kernel. A physically proximate attacker could use this
to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2017-16643)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10:
linux-image-4.13.0-19-generic

4.13.0-19.22
linux-image-4.13.0-19-generic-lpae

4.13.0-19.22
linux-image-generic-lpae 4.13.0.19.20
linux-image-4.13.0-19-lowlatency

4.13.0-19.22
linux-image-generic 4.13.0.19.20
linux-image-4.13.0-1008-raspi2

4.13.0-1008.8
linux-image-lowlatency 4.13.0.19.20
linux-image-raspi2 4.13.0.1008.6

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.

ATTENTION: Due to an unavoidable ABI change the kernel updates have
been given a new version number, which requires you to recompile and
reinstall all third party kernel modules you might have installed.
Unless you manually uninstalled the standard kernel metapackages
(e.g. linux-generic, linux-generic-lts-RELEASE, linux-virtual,
linux-powerpc), a standard system upgrade will automatically perform
this as well.

References

CVE-2017-1000405,

CVE-2017-12193,

CVE-2017-15299,

CVE-2017-15306,

CVE-2017-15951,

CVE-2017-16535,

CVE-2017-16643,

CVE-2017-16939

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USN-3508-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3508-1

7th December, 2017

linux, linux-raspi2 vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 17.04

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Software description

  • linux
    – Linux kernel

  • linux-raspi2
    – Linux kernel for Raspberry Pi 2

Details

Mohamed Ghannam discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in
the Netlink subsystem (XFRM) in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could
use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-16939)

It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly handle copy-on-
write of transparent huge pages. A local attacker could use this to cause a
denial of service (application crashes) or possibly gain administrative
privileges. (CVE-2017-1000405)

Yonggang Guo discovered that a race condition existed in the driver
subsystem in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to possibly
gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2017-12146)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.04:
linux-image-4.10.0-42-generic-lpae

4.10.0-42.46
linux-image-generic-lpae 4.10.0.42.42
linux-image-4.10.0-42-generic

4.10.0-42.46
linux-image-4.10.0-1023-raspi2

4.10.0-1023.26
linux-image-generic 4.10.0.42.42
linux-image-4.10.0-42-lowlatency

4.10.0-42.46
linux-image-lowlatency 4.10.0.42.42
linux-image-raspi2 4.10.0.1023.24

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.

ATTENTION: Due to an unavoidable ABI change the kernel updates have
been given a new version number, which requires you to recompile and
reinstall all third party kernel modules you might have installed.
Unless you manually uninstalled the standard kernel metapackages
(e.g. linux-generic, linux-generic-lts-RELEASE, linux-virtual,
linux-powerpc), a standard system upgrade will automatically perform
this as well.

References

CVE-2017-1000405,

CVE-2017-12146,

CVE-2017-16939

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USN-3508-2: Linux kernel (HWE) vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3508-2

7th December, 2017

linux-hwe vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Software description

  • linux-hwe
    – Linux hardware enablement (HWE) kernel

Details

USN-3508-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 17.04.
This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux
Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 17.04 for Ubuntu
16.04 LTS.

Mohamed Ghannam discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in
the Netlink subsystem (XFRM) in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could
use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-16939)

It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly handle copy-on-
write of transparent huge pages. A local attacker could use this to cause a
denial of service (application crashes) or possibly gain administrative
privileges. (CVE-2017-1000405)

Yonggang Guo discovered that a race condition existed in the driver
subsystem in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to possibly
gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2017-12146)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
linux-image-4.10.0-42-generic-lpae

4.10.0-42.46~16.04.1
linux-image-4.10.0-42-generic

4.10.0-42.46~16.04.1
linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04

4.10.0.42.44
linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-16.04

4.10.0.42.44
linux-image-4.10.0-42-lowlatency

4.10.0-42.46~16.04.1
linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-16.04

4.10.0.42.44

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.

ATTENTION: Due to an unavoidable ABI change the kernel updates have
been given a new version number, which requires you to recompile and
reinstall all third party kernel modules you might have installed.
Unless you manually uninstalled the standard kernel metapackages
(e.g. linux-generic, linux-generic-lts-RELEASE, linux-virtual,
linux-powerpc), a standard system upgrade will automatically perform
this as well.

References

CVE-2017-1000405,

CVE-2017-12146,

CVE-2017-16939

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