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OpenSSH Suffered a “Near Miss” But is Now Post-Quantum

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: April 23, 2022 @ 12:00 pm, by raindog308

According to the change log, OpenSSH 9.0 suffered a “near miss” – a potential vulnerability that was found and fixed before anyone could attempt to exploit it: “Near miss in sshd(8): fix an integer overflow in the user authentication path that, in conjunction with other logic errors, could have yielded unauthenticated access under difficult to […]

FREE Root Shells on Linux Servers Thanks to polkitd Vulnerability

Tags: , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: January 26, 2022 @ 9:49 am, by raindog308

A new vulnerability that affects many Linux systems has been revealed: Pwnkit. This attack uses a vulnerability in polkitd to allow any user to escalate his privileges to root.  There are patches for major Linux systems: see the LowEndTalk thread.  Thanks to @FoxelVox for posting this on LET. It’s important to note that the vulnerability […]

RHEL 9 Goes Beta

Tags: , , , , , , , Date/Time: November 6, 2021 @ 4:46 pm, by raindog308

Now that (hopefully?) the CentOS Stream debacle and the subsequent rise of Alma and Rocky Linux is behind us, there’s news from RedHat that RHEL 9 has gone beta.  Is this the love child that will finally heal the warring RPM tribes? No, but what you’re looking at here is the future Alma and Rocky […]

AlmaLinux Announces ELevate Project: Migrate/Upgrade Between Any RHEL-based Distro!

Tags: , , , , , , , Date/Time: October 20, 2021 @ 5:26 pm, by raindog308

AlmaLinux announced today the ELevate Project, which is their initiative to allow users to upgrade or migrate between any RHEL- based distro.  Using this technology, currently you can easily move between CentOS 7.x and any of these distros: AlmaLinux 8.x CentOS Stream 8 Oracle Linux 8.x Rocky Linux 8.x “Until today, it simply wasn’t possible […]

Community News: Rocky Linux OS Now Available on RackNerd’s Platform!

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: July 30, 2021 @ 12:00 pm, by raindog308

Rocky Linux offered their first official release (8.4) on June 21st and now providers are adding it as an option to their hosting platforms.  If you’re not familiar, Rocky Linux is CentOS Reborn.  You can read up on our previous posts about CentOS developments that necessitated remaking it.  Rocky Linux is led by Gregory Kurtzer, […]

Meme Monday: We’re IBM

Tags: , , , , , , , Date/Time: May 17, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

  We covered the recent jarring changes with the CentOS Project. You might also enjoy Our article on rpm-land alternatives A poll we did on your CentOS plans (results) Our interview with Igor Seletskiy, whose company CloudLinux has released Alma Linux  

LowEndBoxTV: CentOS…What Happened?!?

Tags: , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: May 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm, by raindog308

CentOS, RIP…long live CentOS Stream?!? What hath IBM wrought? In this video, we break down the CentOS drama. As you can tell from the thumbnail…it isn’t pretty!  You could answer the question in one word: IBM.  But the roots of what happened pre-date IBM’s involvement. We also mention Alma Linux and Rocky Linux. Related LowEndBox […]

LowEndBoxTV: Ranking the VPS Operating System Choices into Tiers!

Which Linux distros and operating systems we use on our cheap VPSes are Legend, which are Hipster Only, and which are Get Outta Here? We sort Alma, Alpine, Arch, CentOS (classic and stream), Debian, Fedora, FreeBSD, Gentoo, NetBSD, Oracle Linux, OpenBSD, Red Flag Linux, RedHat, Slackware, SuSE, and Ubuntu into categories. Is it scientific?  No. […]

Poll: What are Your CentOS Plans?

Tags: , , , Date/Time: March 10, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

As we reported last December, CentOS is changing.  Instead of being downstream of RHEL (and seeking to be a free RHEL clone), it is now moving upstream of RHEL and will be a development playground for RHEL.  That radically changes its nature. So what are your plans regarding CentOS?  Please let us know in the poll […]