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I found some scripts on my workstation that have not been
published and may be interesting for some people. Actually, I will not prepare them for publishing, but you can
contact me, if you are interested in one or more of them.
- A tool for the backup of network components. The script runs as a daemon and can be configured via config files.
It reads in the config files containing the passwords of the components once, so you can store them in a crypt storage.
There exist severeal templates for ssh, scp, telnet. The intention is to make automated backups from router, switches, firewalls etc.
- Postfixanalyser was written for the trendmicro mail virusscanner. You can search for mails and you will get a
status for the found mails: when did the system receive it, when was it working with the mail the last time, whats the status of the
mail, where there any problem while delivering the mail. The second feature was a simple statistic: bytes and number of mails received and send,
mails by status (received from extern, queued, sent to trend, received from trend, queued, delivered) and mails by problem
(deferred and not sent to scanner (scanner rejected), deferred and not sent to scanner (scanner down), sent to trend, but deferred before,
dereffed and not sent to extern (mta rejected), deferred and not sent to extern (mta down), sent to extern, but deferred befor).
- A logscanner and a scanner for the checkpoint objects file.
- A tool, that parses the registry of the genugate firewall and produces a more human readable output in html.
- A ftp-script for the honeynet.
- Various backupscripts in Perl and Bash.
- Various iptables scrips.
- A script called minilinux to create a small linux out of a huge running system.
- Pigsparty was a small projetct that was never finished. The idea was to convert snort rule sets into iptables rule sets.
- A snort admin interface in php.
- A perlmodule and some programs (e.g. mfl) for the preparation and analysis of longitudinal data with a focus of same domains.
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| Whats New|
|[2005-02-18] mp3riot version 1.3 released|
|[2004-10-08] mp3riot version 1.2 is out.|
|[2004-04-30] Added section Bridging|
|[2004-01-09] working progress on mp3riot version 1.2|
|The CoreOS project has announcedversion
1.0 of its rktcontainer manager.
As part of the release, rkt's command-line interface and on-disk
format have been declared stable. The announcement also highlights a
number of new security features, including "KVM-based container
isolation, SELinux support, TPM integration, image signature
validation, and privilege separation"and notes that rkt will
run Docker images.
|The rkt container manager reaches 1.0|
|Arch Linuxhas updated libbsd(denial of service).
Debianhas updated krb5(multiple vulnerabilities).
Fedorahas updated nettle(F23: improper cryptographic calculations), salt(F22: information leak), and webkitgtk4(F23: multiple vulnerabilities).
SUSEhas updated MozillaFirefox,
MozillaFirefox-branding-SLE, mozilla-nss(SLE12: multiple vulnerabilities) and MozillaFirefox,
MozillaFirefox-branding-SLED, mozilla-nss(SLE11: multiple vulnerabilities).
|Friday's security updates|
|Over at Linux.com, Eric Brown looksat the newly announced Ubuntu Touch tablet. The hardware: "The Aquaris M10 is equipped with a 64-bit, quad-core, Cortex-A53 MediaTek MT8163A system-on-chip clocked to 1.5GHz, along with a high-powered ARM Mali-T720 MP2 GPU. The tablet ships with 2GB of RAM, 16GB flash, and a microSD slot."It is said to have 1920x1200 resolution and an 8 megapixel camera capable of HD recording. The interface will change to take advantage of larger displays and additional input devices (e.g. keyboard, mouse).
"It appears that the upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 ?Xenial Xerus? LTS release due in April will be the first true convergence release. According to PC World, it will still be optional, however, with a traditional Unity 7 build with X.org available alongside the newly converged Unity 8 with the new Mir display server. The new tablet, and Unity 8,will feature Ubuntu Touch?s Scopes interface, which presents frequently used content and services as an alternative to traditional apps.
In addition to automatically changing the interface in response to new screens and input devices, Ubuntu is also providing convergence on the application development level. Developers are already developing single apps that can automatically morph into desktop, phone, and tablet formats."|
|First Ubuntu Touch Tablet Brings Convergence at Last (Linux.com)|
|Debian-LTShas updated openjdk-6(multiple vulnerabilities).
Fedorahas updated nodejs-is-my-json-valid(F23: denial of
service), phpmyadmin(F23: multiple vulnerabilities), and prosody(F22: insecure key handling).
Gentoohas updated qemu(multiple vulnerabilities).
Slackwarehas updated mozilla(unspecified), mplayer(file contents
leak), openssl(cipher downgrade), and php(three vulnerabilities).
|Thursday's security advisories|
|The LWN.net Weekly Edition for February 4, 2016 is available.
|[$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for February 4, 2016|
|Arch Linuxhas updated lib32-nettle(improper cryptographic calculations) and nettle(improper cryptographic calculations).
Debianhas updated openjdk-6(multiple vulnerabilities).
Fedorahas updated openstack-heat(F23: denial of service) and openstack-swift(F23: denial of service).
openSUSEhas updated kernel(13.2: multiple vulnerabilities).
Red Hathas updated kernel(RHEL7.1: multiple vulnerabilities).
Ubuntuhas updated qemu, qemu-kvm(15.10, 14.04, 12.04: multiple vulnerabilities).
|Security advisories for Wednesday|
|Michael Catanzaro describes
the sad state of WebKit securityon Linux distributions and the
challenges of security support for such a complex package in general.
"We regularly receive bug reports from users with very old versions
of WebKit, who trust their distributors to handle security for them and
might not even realize they are running ancient, unsafe versions of
WebKit. I strongly recommend using a distribution that releases WebKitGTK+
updates shortly after they?re released upstream. That is currently only
Arch and Fedora. (You can also safely use WebKitGTK+ in Debian testing ?
except during its long freeze periods ? and Debian unstable, and maybe also
in openSUSE Tumbleweed. Just be aware that the stable releases of these
distributions are currently not receiving our security updates.)"Lots of information here, worth a read for anybody interested in the topic.
|Catanzaro: On WebKit security updates|
|Arch Linuxhas updated curl(authentication bypass), lib32-curl(authentication bypass), python-django(permission bypass), and python2-django: permission bypass).
Fedorahas updated bind(F22: two
denial of service flaws), chrony(F22:
packet modification), curl(F22:
authentication bypass), firefox(F22:
multiple vulnerabilities), and qemu(F22: multiple vulnerabilities).
openSUSEhas updated firefox(13.1: multiple vulnerabilities), privoxy(Leap42.1, 13.2; 13.1: two denial of service flaws),
seamonkey(Leap42.1, 13.2; 13.1: multiple vulnerabilities), firefox(Leap42.1, 13.2: multiple
vulnerabilities), and xulrunner(Leap42.1:
Red Hathas updated java-1.6.0-ibm(RHEL5,6: multiple
multiple vulnerabilities), java-1.7.1-ibm(RHEL6,7: multiple vulnerabilities), java-1.8.0-ibm(RHEL7: multiple vulnerabilities), and redis(RHELOSP7-OT; RHELOSP7; RHELOSP6: denial of service).
Ubuntuhas updated kernel(15.10; 15.04;
14.04; 12.04: multiple vulnerabilities), linux-lts-trusty(12.04: multiple
multiple vulnerabilities), linux-lts-vivid(14.04: multiple vulnerabilities), linux-lts-wily(14.04: multiple
multiple vulnerabilities), linux-ti-omap4(12.04: multiple vulnerabilities), openjdk-6(12.04: multiple vulnerabilities),
and openjdk-7(15.10, 15.04, 14.04: multiple vulnerabilities).
|Tuesday's security advisories|
|The Black Forest
firedestroyed over 500 Colorado houses in June 2013; one of those
belonged to longtime Debian developer Bdale Garbee. As he reported during
his talk at the 2016
linux.conf.auMultimedia and Music
miniconf, the house has been redesigned
and rebuilt and life is generally better now. Part of the rebuilding
process included the incorporation of a whole-house audio system;
naturally, Bdale took a unique approach to that task. His talk showed what
can be done when one starts from scratch ? and doesn't mind designing a
circuit board along the way.
|[$] Whole-house audio with free hardware and software|
Red Hat blog postcelebrates the fifteenth anniversary of the first
SELinux release. "With the question of open source security long
behind us, we are now focused on providing an even more flexible security
model through SELinux. With the rise of composite, distributed applications
that can span hundreds of physical and virtual machines as well as
disparate cloud instances and Linux container deployments, one-off usage of
SELinux is not enough. Instead, we are focused on providing ?defense in
depth? for modern computing scenarios, effectively building and deploying
SELinux policies at each level of the datacenter."|
|Fifteen years of SELinux|
|CentOShas updated qemu-kvm(C7; C6: code execution).
Debianhas updated freetype(denial of service), privoxy(two denial of service flaws), prosody(insecure handling of dialback keys), radicale(two vulnerabilities), and rails(multiple vulnerabilities).
Debian-LTShas updated gosa(code injection), mysql-5.5(multiple vulnerabilities), phpmyadmin(two vulnerabilities), prosody(two vulnerabilities), and tiff(multiple vulnerabilities).
Fedorahas updated curl(F23:
authentication bypass), firefox(F23:
multiple vulnerabilities), gsi-openssh(F22: multiple vulnerabilities), imlib2(F23: denial of service), kernel(F23; F22:
multiple vulnerabilities), krb5(F23: three
vulnerabilities), moodle(F23; F22: two vulnerabilities), nginx(F23: multiple vulnerabilities), ntp(F23: multiple vulnerabilities), openssl(F23: two vulnerabilities), phpMyAdmin(F22: multiple vulnerabilities),
privoxy(F23; F22: two denial of service flaws), webkitgtk4(F22: multiple vulnerabilities),
and xen(F22: multiple vulnerabilities).
Gentoohas updated openssl(multiple vulnerabilities).
openSUSEhas updated ecryptfs-utils(Leap42.1; 13.1: two vulnerabilities), giflib(Leap42.1: heap-based buffer overflow),
and kernel(13.1: multiple vulnerabilities).
|Security updates for Monday|
|The 4.5-rc2kernel prepatch is out. Linus
says things aren't going so slowly anymore: "As late as Friday, I was planning on talking about how nice it is to
see this new trend of tiny rc2 releases, because there really hadn't
been very many pull requests at all.
But it turns out the pull requests were just heavily skewed to the end
of the week, and 4.5-rc2 isn't particularly small after all. It pretty
much doubled over the weekend."Still, he seems to think that
things are working well enough.
|Kernel prepatch 4.5-rc2|
4.1.17stable kernel updates are out.
These contain a relatively large number of changes as Greg Kroah-Hartman
continues to work through the patch backlog.
|The stable update stream continues|
|The KDE neonproject ? which arguably
could be seen as a replacement for the Kubuntu distribution ? has been announcedat FOSDEM. "More than ever people expect a stable desktop with cutting-edge features, all in a package which is easy to use and ready to make their own.
KDE Neon is the intersection of these needs using a stable Ubuntu long-term release as its core, packaging the hottest software fresh from the KDE Community ovens. Compute knowing you have a solid foundation and enjoy the features you experience in the world's most customisable desktop."|
|KDE neon announced|
|Greg Kroah-Hartman has released stable kernels 3.14.60and 3.10.96, each containing important
updates throughout the tree.
|New stable kernels|