How to fix Linux Kernel from Dirty COW (CVE-2016-5195) – Debian/Ubuntu

  Dirty COW (CVE-2016-5195) is a privilege escalation vulnerability that Linux Kernel has and exists since 2005. CVE stands for Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures). The explanation why this can be referred as Dirty COW is as a result of a race condition that was found in Linux kernels memory subsystem, handled the copy-on-write (COW) breakage of private read-only memory mappings. That means that a local user that did not have the privilege, could use this flaw for gaining access to read only memory mappings.

How To Install Calibre 2.58 on Ubuntu 16.04 and Derivatives

Calibre 2.58 recently released, is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. This latest release comes with a text search tool to conveniently search for text even if it crosses multiple HTML tags. Calibre 2.58 changelog New Features Edit Book: A text search tool to conveniently search for text even if it crosses multiple HTML tags (Search-Search ignoring HTML markup) OSX: Allow drag and drop of file onto viewer dock icon to view file Bug Fixes Workaround for incompatibility between Qt 5.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 released

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 recently released, boosts network performance and delivers additional enhancements to support the development and deployment of container-based applications. New features and capabilities focus on security, networking, and system administration, along with a continued emphasis on enterprise-ready tooling for the development and deployment of Linux container-based applications. In addition, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 includes compatibility with the new Red Hat Insights, an add-on operational analytics offering designed to increase IT efficiency and reduce downtime through the proactive identification of known risks and technical issues.

LightTable 0.7.2 released

LightTable 0.7.2 recently released, is a unique kind of integrated development environment (IDE) – a reactive work surface for the creation and exploration of our programs. It allows you to have a real-time debugging of your code while typing. This means you get a real-time feedback allowing instant execution, debugging and access to documentation. The instant feedback provides an unusual execution environment intended to help developing abstractions. LightTable 0.7.2 update since v0.

4MLinux 8.1 Allinone Edition Final released

4MLinux is a mini Linux distribution focusing on the – Maintenance (system rescue Live CD), – Multimedia (e.g. playing video DVDs), – Miniserver (using the inetd daemon), – Mystery (meaning a collection of Linux games). The latest stable version of 4MLinux 8.1 Allinone edition release has all the features included in 4MLinux 8.1 Rescue Edition, 4MLinux 8.1 Media Edition, 4MLinux 8.1 Server Edition, and 4MLinux 8.1 Game Edition. Watch Demo VirtualBox in 4MLinux