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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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Debian-LTShas updated gst-plugins-bad0.10(two vulnerabilities), gst-plugins-base0.10(two vulnerabilities), gst-plugins-good0.10(two vulnerabilities), gst-plugins-ugly0.10(two vulnerabilities), and wireshark(denial of service). Fedorahas updated bind(F24: denial of service), python-peewee(F25; F24: largely unspecified), sshrc(F25: unspecified), and zoneminder(F25; F24: information disclosure). Gentoohas updated glibc(multiple vulnerabilities, most from 2014 and 2015), mupdf(three vulnerabilities), and ntfs3g(privilege escalation). Mageiahas updated gnutls(multiple vulnerabilities), gtk-vnc(two vulnerabilities), iceape(multiple vulnerabilities), jitsi(user spoofing), libarchive(denial of service), libgd(multiple vulnerabilities), lynx(URL spoofing), mariadb(multiple vulnerabilities, almost all unspecified), netpbm(multiple vulnerabilities), openjpeg2(multiple vulnerabilities), tomcat(information disclosure), and viewvc(cross-site scripting). openSUSEhas updated chromium(42.2, 42.1: multiple vulnerabilities), firebird(42.2, 42.1: access restriction bypass), java-1_7_0-openjdk(42.2, 42.1: multiple vulnerabilities), mcabber(42.2: user spoofing), mupdf(42.2, 42.1: multiple vulnerabilities), open-vm-tools(42.1: CVE with no description from 2015), opus(42.2, 42.1: code execution), tiff(42.2, 42.1: code execution), and vim(42.1: code execution). Red Hathas updated openssl(RHEL7&6: two vulnerabilities). Scientific Linuxhas updated openssl(SL7&6: two vulnerabilities). SUSEhas updated kernel(SLE12: denial of service) and kernel(SLE11: multiple vulnerabilities, some from 2004, 2012, and 2015). Ubuntuhas updated python-crypto(16.10, 16.04, 14.04: regression in previous update).
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Security updates for Friday

The Go team has announcedthe release of Go 1.8. "The compiler back end introduced in Go 1.7for 64-bit x86 is now used on all architectures, and those architectures should see significant performance improvements. For instance, the CPU time required by our benchmark programs was reduced by 20-30% on 32-bit ARM systems. There are also some modest performance improvements in this release for 64-bit x86 systems. The compiler and linker have been made faster. Compile times should be improved by about 15% over Go 1.7. There is still more work to be done in this area: expect faster compilation speeds in future releases."See the release notesfor more details.
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Arch Linuxhas updated gvim(code execution) and vim(code execution). Red Hathas updated openstack-cinder, openstack-glance, and openstack-nova(OSP7.0: denial of service from 2015). SUSEhas updated kernel(SLE12: many vulnerabilities, some from 2015 and 2014). Ubuntuhas updated libgc(code execution) and openjdk-6(12.04: multiple vulnerabilities).
Thursday's security updates

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Greg KH has released stable kernels 4.9.10and 4.4.49. Both contain the usual set of important fixes.
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