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DROWN patches available for SUSE Linux Enterprise

Bryan Lunduke

By: Bryan Lunduke

March 1, 2016 10:24 am

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Earlier today a security vulnerability known as “DROWN” was announced.  SUSE was on top of it and already has patches available for SUSE Linux Enterprise. What is “DROWN”? “DROWN” is an acronym that stands for “Decrypting RSA using Obsolete and Weakened eNcryption”.  Also known as CVE-2016-0800. It allows an attacker to decrypt a TLS connection …

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions

OpenSSH Security Vulnerability information and patch details.

Bryan Lunduke

By: Bryan Lunduke

January 14, 2016 10:24 am

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There’s a new security vulnerability in town that goes by the name of CVE-2016-0777 (and CVE-2016-0778). Catchy, I know. In a nutshell, this is a leak in the OpenSSH client that can allow malicious servers to get the private key of a roaming client. Obviously that is not a good thing. This vulnerability works by exploiting an undocumented …

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Block and Tackle: SUSE Enterprise Storage 2

davidbyte

By: davidbyte

November 3, 2015 7:07 am

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Here at SUSE, we are proud to continue our rapid pace of innovation in bringing the best to our customers with the release of SUSE Enterprise Storage 2.  This release does far more than just update the code base to the Ceph Hammer release, and I will attempt to outline some of the great new …

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Categories: Announcements, Expert Views, SUSE Enterprise Storage, Technical Solutions

OpenSSL vulnerability — not a problem for SUSE

Bryan Lunduke

By: Bryan Lunduke

July 9, 2015 11:47 am

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A new vulnerability in OpenSSL has been discovered — specifically only if you are running OpenSSL versions 1.0.2c, 1.0.2b, 1.0.1n and 1.0.1o.  This vulnerability relates to certificate validation, and could allow an attacker to bypass that validation. That’s the bad news. The good news is that no releases of SUSE Linux Enterprise (or openSUSE) are affected by …

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Of Venoms and Antidotes



By: Olaf Kirch

May 13, 2015 10:49 am

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Score:5

Today, a new vulnerability was disclosed by the name of VENOM (CVE-2015-3456), already seeing a fair amount of media attention. In order to help you assess the impact of this vulnerability on your systems, we are collecting background information and provide a prelimary risk assessment for our products. What this attack is all about The …

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Categories: Cloud Computing, News, OpenStack, Server, SUSE Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

The GHOST Vulnerability : What to know

Bryan Lunduke

By: Bryan Lunduke

January 29, 2015 9:47 pm

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On January 27th, security researchers announced the discovery of a potential security vulnerability that has been nicknamed “GHOST“.  In short, GHOST takes advantage of an earlier version of glibc that could allow an attacker to cause a buffer overflow, allowing the execution of arbitrary code. This vulnerability is not present in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server …

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

mge1512

By: mge1512

October 15, 2014 9:17 am

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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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Categories: Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions

ShellShock, SUSE and You

Bryan Lunduke

By: Bryan Lunduke

September 29, 2014 10:51 am

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This last week, a security vulnerability in the Bash shell — known as the “Bash Bug” or “ShellShock” — was reported.  This vulnerability could allow for executing code on a remote machine and, as such, fixing this security issue was a top priority. Luckily, patches to resolve this vulnerability were created, tested and made available …

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Introducing the SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Security Module

mge1512

By: mge1512

August 22, 2014 2:47 pm

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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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Categories: Announcements, Enterprise Linux, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z, Technical Solutions

I know I sound like an infomercial…

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By: davidbyte

May 19, 2014 7:28 am

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Score:5

Working with OEMs and IHV partners, I get a lot of opportunities to share our unique story.  One of the most exciting parts of our story is around what we do to enable rapid development and deployment of partner solutions.  As we all know, time to market is a key factor in the successful launch …

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