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Stable Linux Kernel Updates Roll Out To Address "Dirty COW" CVE

The supported Linux 4.8/4.7/4.4 kernel series have seen stable point releases today to address a new CVE security issue nicknamed "Dirty COW" that is a local privilege escalation issue and could allow attackers to overwrite files to which they don't own write access.

20 October 2016 - CVE-2016-5195 - 7 Comments
Linux 4.9-rc1 Kernel Released Early

Linus Torvalds decided to release the Linux 4.9-rc1 kernel today as opposed to tomorrow (Sunday) to fend off any subsystem maintainers from submitting last minute feature pull requests.

15 October 2016 - Linux 4.9-rc1 - 39 Comments
Samsung's Proposal For A Picture Processing API In Linux DRM

While not yet merged into the mainline Linux kernel and so far not seen as favorable by upstream DRM kernel veterans, Samsung developers have been working on a picture processing API for the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM). At this week's LinuxCon Europe, they are presenting their API proposal.

4 October 2016 - Linux DRM Picture Processing API - 24 Comments
Bcache File-System Has Initial Encryption Patches

It's been a while since last having anything to talk about with regard to Bcachefs as a file-system aiming for speed while having ZFS/Btrfs-like capabilities and being spun out of the Bcache caching code. This file-system now has tentative patches for complete encryption support.

19 September 2016 - Bcachefs Encryption - 9 Comments

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