Microsoft Releases Updated Version Of Its CBL-Mariner Linux Distribution

Written by Michael Larabel in Microsoft on 17 August 2021 at 11:30 AM EDT. 3 Comments
Microsoft has released an updated version of its CBL-Mariner Linux distribution as their platform within the company that is being used for various cloud and edge computing use-cases among other purposes.

CBL-Mariner is an RPM-based Linux platform that is security-focused and not a general purpose Linux distribution but rather catering to their various internal use-cases although CBL-Mariner is now public.

The July 2021 update of CBL-Mariner released today enables the /dev/mcelog machine check error log, adds a new Microsoft repo to images, Cronie and logrotate are added to images, SELinux is now available but not enabled by default, and various other changes to the OS images. CBl-Mariner July 2021 also has various fixes, including a number of security fixes for contained software.

More details on this monthly update to Microsoft's CBL-Mariner Linux platform can be found via GitHub.
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