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SUSE will move to CVSS v3.0



By: Alexander Bergmann

January 16, 2017 9:17 am

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One aspect of IT security is risk assessment and risk management. Newly announced or discovered vulnerabilities need to be evaluated and put into context to understand the impact they have. A widely-used framework to measure such issues is the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS). In practice currently two versions – CVSS v2 released in 2007 …

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Categories: SUSE Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Pi Aims for Large Slice of the Cloud Market with OpenStack

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By: Mark_Smith

January 12, 2017 11:54 am

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Just in case anyone thinks there’s a typo in the title, I’m referring to “Pi” as in the 16th letter of Greek alphabet or the mathematical constant. Not “Pie” as in apple pie. More specifically, this is about Pi DATACENTERS, a cloud service provider in India who is aiming to capture a large slice of …

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Categories: Cloud Computing, Cloud Solutions, OpenStack, SUSE OpenStack Cloud, Technical Solutions

Two Highlight Sessions From openSUSE Conference – Day One

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By: chabowski

June 23, 2016 9:07 am

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My colleague Frank already shared his impressions from the first half of day one at openSUSE Conference, and I just can second his words about the keynote from Tom, Dave, and Joe about Saltstack and SUSE Manager. (BTW – I always thought a “Reactor Architecture” is something kind of a bit more scary, but yesterday …

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Categories: openSUSE, Technical Solutions

Availability of SAP HANA important to you?



By: joanneharris

May 19, 2016 11:26 am

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How would zero planned downtime for SAP sound to you? Well now that could actually be attainable. SUSE just introduced SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching to help customers running workloads on the SAP HANA platform, SAP NetWeaver technology platform and other SAP applications reduce the business disruption caused by planned downtime, while maintaining a highly secure IT environment. …

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Categories: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

DROWN patches available for SUSE Linux Enterprise

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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.

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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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Categories: Expert Views, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Technical Solutions

Block and Tackle: SUSE Enterprise Storage 2

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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

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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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Categories: Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise

Of Venoms and Antidotes



By: Olaf Kirch

May 13, 2015 10:49 am

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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

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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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