Matthias G. Eckermann
By: Matthias G. Eckermann

January 4, 2018 7:58 am

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SUSE Addresses Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

Yesterday the security community and a number of IT vendors announced the existence of several hardware security vulnerabilities that allow potential exploits across a range of hardware architectures and operating systems including but not limited to Linux. https://meltdownattack.com/ SUSE engineers have been collaborating with our partners and the Linux community on upstream Linux kernel patches. […]

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Matthias G. Eckermann
By: Matthias G. Eckermann

August 23, 2017 9:44 am

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Butter bei die Fische!

If Brazil, one of the world biggest producers of beef, would announce to stop producing fish: would you wonder, whether Peru, one of the world biggest producers of fish, would stop producing fish? You probably wouldn’t. If one of the rather small contributors to the btrfs filesystem announced to not support btrfs for production systems: […]

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Matthias G. Eckermann
By: Matthias G. Eckermann

October 30, 2015 4:34 pm

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Ready to go, prepared to grow.

We are happy to announce SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 JeOS — Just enough Operating System. In private clouds and virtualized datacenters today, fast deployment is critical to achieve operational efficiency. How can you quickly fire up an image in your virtual data center or private cloud without worrying about application certifications? Facing hundreds of […]

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Matthias G. Eckermann
By: Matthias G. Eckermann

October 15, 2014 9:17 am

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The POODLE weakness in the SSL protocol (CVE-2014-3566)

Your immediate action is required In short: The POODLE attack to the SSL 3.0 protocol, published last night (https://www.openssl.org/~bodo/ssl-poodle.pdf) requires server and desktop administrators and desktop users to carefully review their security protocol settings in packages such as HTTP Servers (such as Apache, Tomcat), SMTP Servers (such as Postfix), IMAP Servers, … as well as […]

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Matthias G. Eckermann
By: Matthias G. Eckermann

August 22, 2014 2:47 pm

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Introducing the SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Security Module

More on TLS and SSL SUSE has released the “SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Security Module”, providing enhancements to SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP3, which allow customers and partners to build TLS 1.2 compliant infrastructures beyond the https protocol. Looking back … As discussed in my former blog about TLS 1.2, we do not provide OpenSSL […]

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Matthias G. Eckermann
By: Matthias G. Eckermann

June 10, 2014 4:32 pm

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A Record-Breaking Benchmark

Jeff Mahoney, Kernel Engineering Team Lead, SUSE Labs Matthias G. Eckermann, Senior Product Manager SUSE Linux Enterprise Our excitement this week is about the record-breaking results the HP ConvergedSystem 900 for SAP HANA achieved running the SPECjbb2013 benchmark. The Converged System results are about 210% better than the previous record holder. The ConvergedSystem 900 ran […]

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Matthias G. Eckermann
By: Matthias G. Eckermann

February 7, 2014 7:59 am

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Do We Need "kGraft" at All?

Vojtěch’s announcement about kGraft started a number of interesting discussions, e.g. at LWN, Reddit, and German Heise. All of those discussions have some common topics. One of these is the question whether a live kernel patching solution such as kGraft is necessary at all.

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Matthias G. Eckermann
By: Matthias G. Eckermann

December 3, 2013 12:44 pm

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TLS 1.2

Summary SUSE has just released a new Apache webserver module, which supports the “Transport Layer Security” (TLS 1.2) standard for HTTPS, the primary use case of the TLS cryptographic protocol. Details Background Governmental agencies around the world, such as the US American NIST (NIST SP 800-52 Rev.1) and the German BSI (BSI TR-02102-2) have recently […]

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Matthias G. Eckermann
By: Matthias G. Eckermann

June 14, 2013 9:23 am

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Sieste – Siesta: Snap Before a Nap

After enjoying a rich Menu du jour with green snapper and vegetables, probably served with some white wine, you may want to get some rest. In France “Sieste”, also known as “Siesta” in Italy and Spain, is a tradition that unfortunately is not common in other countries, such as Germany. It seems to be common […]

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Matthias G. Eckermann
By: Matthias G. Eckermann

May 3, 2013 3:30 pm

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Menu du jour: Vivaneau vert sur lit de légumes au beurre et suprêmes de pamplemousse

Called “Aprion virescens” in Latin, “Uku” in Micronesia, and “green jobfish” in English, “vivaneau vert” is a tasty table fish. It’s also called “blue-green snapper,” and thus shares its name and color with the other Snapper that is very familiar to the SUSE communities.

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