Microsoft Issues Updated CBL-Mariner Linux Distro With Many Security Fixes

Written by Michael Larabel in Microsoft on 13 September 2023 at 09:39 AM EDT. 1 Comment
While Microsoft is known for their own set of security issues on Windows and related software, Microsoft on Patch Tuesday ended up releasing CBL-Mariner 2.0.20230904 as their open-source Linux distribution that with this update is primarily driven by security fixes.

The CBL-Mariner 2.0.20230904 released last night has eight Linux kernel security CVEs resolved and then additional CVE security fixes affecting hwloc, QEMU, json-c, libreswan, Rust, Qt5-qtbase, PHP and other software.

The new version of Microsoft's in-house Linux distribution also has an updated NVIDIA driver, xfsprogs, and other updates. There are also various changes around FIPS image generation, disabling of CCache for quick rebuilds, and other fixes.

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Downloads and more details on the CBL-Mariner Microsoft Linux distribution release via GitHub.
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