Jeff Reser
By: Jeff Reser

March 6, 2018 2:37 pm


Data Security Reigns Supreme with SUSE on IBM Z Systems

Through the lens of a new wave of technological advances built around advanced analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, container development, blockchain, cloud and data security, there’s a shift occurring in how IBM Z systems (and LinuxONE systems) are being used and leveraged. These systems are being refreshed with features around Linux, pervasive encryption, virtualization and performance—all […]

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By: s_schmidt

January 30, 2018 9:02 am


Operating System Security Hardening Guide for SAP HANA for SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 12 available

IT security is an essential topic for any organization. Both SUSE and SAP take security very seriously. For SAP HANA a comprehensive security guide is available, that describes in detail how to protect HANA from a database perspective. To complement this on operating system level our Hardening Guide for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 is […]

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By: chabowski

January 29, 2018 5:48 pm


FOSDEM Ahoy – SUSE Documentation Team Shows Its Colors!

No matter whom you talk to from the Linux and Open Source community – ask them about FOSDEM, and you most likely will look into sparkling eyes and get answers just like “FOSDEM is probably the best community-driven FOSS event in Europe. It’s massive, chaotic and fun.” FOSDEM Ante Portas FOSDEM  stands for “Free and Open Source […]

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Olaf Kirch
By: Olaf Kirch

January 29, 2018 11:24 am


These days, nobody needs Enterprise Support, anyw… aaaargh!

It was a dark and stormy day in early November, when the SUSE security team was invited to a heavily NDAed phone conference. During this call, they were briefed about three vulnerabilities involving speculative execution features of various CPUs. What followed were many intense weeks of preparing the mitigating patches for what became known to […]

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Alexander Bergmann
By: Alexander Bergmann

January 22, 2018 12:34 am


Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) Guide

We are happy to announce the availability of our PCI DSS Guide for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12. But let’s start from the beginning. (If you cannot wait here are the direct links to the guide (HTML/PDF). With the commercial success of the internet era, the major credit card companies bound forces to protect against […]

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Matthias G. Eckermann
By: Matthias G. Eckermann

January 4, 2018 7:58 am


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. SUSE engineers have been collaborating with our partners and the Linux community on upstream Linux kernel patches. […]

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Alexander Bergmann
By: Alexander Bergmann

December 22, 2017 3:37 am


We will switch to CVSS v3.0 starting in 2018

After our announcement back in January this year, and a transition phase where we scored both version 2 and version 3, we will finally switch entirely to the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) version 3.0 for vulnerability assessment with the beginning of 2018. Customers who automatically check our v2 scoring will no longer see any […]

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J. S. Evans
By: J. S. Evans

October 10, 2017 3:25 pm


What is a CVE and How Can It Benefit Me?

Like a lot of the things that I write here, this is a question that came up in a ticket that I worked on recently. A customer recently received a message like this: Samba is a freely available file- and printer-sharing application maintained and developed by the Samba Development Team. Samba allows users to share […]

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By: msmeissn

September 5, 2017 8:33 pm


Our CVE Pages – self help to security issues in SUSE Linux Enterprise

SUSE CVE Pages SUSE offers various self-service options for getting information on Security Issues. One of these self-service options that are intended for human consumption are our CVE Pages. For every CVE that might be related to our products we provide a webpage with our current status. These pages cover SUSE Enterprise products, and also contain […]

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By: mgerstner

September 5, 2017 8:20 pm


Current Developments in SUSE TPM Packages

In this post I want to give you an overview about recent developments regarding TPM in general and improvements in the area of TPM software packages brought to you in SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 3. I will present our ongoing efforts in this area. What is TPM? TPM stands for Trusted Platform Module. […]

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