Linux Mint 20.3 "Una" released

Linux Mint has announced its 20.3 ("Una") release for three different desktop environments: the Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce editions. Mint 20.3 is a long-term support release, with support lasting until 2025. Each edition comes with a long list of ne

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Security updates for Friday

Security updates have been issued by Debian (sphinxsearch), Fedora (chromium and vim), Red Hat (rh-nodejs14-nodejs and rh-nodejs14-nodejs-nodemon), and Ubuntu (apache2 and webkit2gtk).

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[$] VSTATUS, with or without SIGINFO

The Unix signal
interface is complex and hard to work with; some developers
have argued that its design is
"unfixable". So when Walt Drummond proposed
increasing the number of signals that Linux sy

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Security updates for Thursday

Security updates have been issued by Fedora (log4j and quaternion), Mageia (gnome-shell and singularity), SUSE (libsndfile, libvirt, net-snmp, and python-Babel), and Ubuntu (linux, linux-aws, linux-aws-5.11, linux-azure, linux-azure-5.11, linux-gcp, linux-gcp-5.11, linux-hwe-5.11, linux-kvm, linux-oracle, linux-oracle-5.11, linux-raspi, linux, linux-aws, linux-aws-5.4,

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[$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for January 6, 2022

The LWN.net Weekly Edition for January 6, 2022 is available.

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[$] Restricting SSH agent keys

The OpenSSH suite of tools for
secure remote logins is used widely within our communities; it also
underlies things like remote Git repository access.
A recent experimental feature for the upcoming OpenSSH 8.9 release
will help close a security hole
that can be exploited by attacker-controlled SSH servers (e.g. <t

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The latest set of stable kernel updates

The
5.15.13,
5.10.90,
5.4.170,
4.19.224,
4.14.261,
4.9.296, and
4.4.298

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Security updates for Wednesday

Security updates have been issued by CentOS (xorg-x11-server), Debian (apache2), openSUSE (libvirt), Oracle (grafana, qemu, and xorg-x11-server), Red Hat (idm:DL1, samba, and telnet), SUSE (libvirt), and Ubuntu (python-django).

Link: lwn.net/Articles/880454/rss

GNOME libadwaita 1.0 released

Version
1.0 of the GNOME libadwaita library is out; this will be of interest to
GNOME application developers. "Libadwaita is a library implementing
the GNOME HIG, complementing GTK. For GTK 3 this role has increasingly been
played by Libhandy, and so Libadwaita is a direct Libhandy
successor."

Link: lwn.net/Articles/880110/rss

Security updates for Friday

Security updates have been issued by Debian (agg, aria2, fort-validator, and lxml), Fedora (libgda, pgbouncer, and xorg-x11-server-Xwayland), Mageia (calibre, e2guardian, eclipse, libtpms/swtpm, nodejs, python-lxml, and toxcore), openSUSE (c-toxcore, gegl, getdata, kernel-firmware, log4j, postrsd, and privoxy), and SUSE (gegl).

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Security updates for Thursday

Security updates have been issued by Debian (advancecomp, apache-log4j2, postgis, spip, uw-imap, and xorg-server), Mageia (kernel and kernel-linus), Scientific Linux (log4j), and SUSE (kernel-firmware and mariadb).

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The last stable kernels for 2021

The
5.15.12,
5.10.89,
5.4.169,
4.19.223,
4.14.260,
4.9.295, and
4.4.297

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Security updates for Wednesday

Security updates have been issued by Debian (firefox-esr, python-gnupg, resiprocate, and ruby-haml), Fedora (mod_auth_mellon), openSUSE (thunderbird), Slackware (wpa_supplicant), and SUSE (gegl).

Link: lwn.net/Articles/879995/rss

Security updates for Tuesday

Security updates have been issued by Debian (djvulibre, libzip, monit, novnc, okular, paramiko, postgis, rdflib, ruby2.3, and zziplib), openSUSE (chromium, kafka, and permissions), and SUSE (net-snmp and permissions).

Link: lwn.net/Articles/879952/rss

Kernel prepatch 5.16-rc7

The 5.16-rc7 kernel prepatch is out for
testing. "Obviously the holidays are a big reason it's all small, so
it's not like this is a sign of us having found all bugs, and we'll keep at
this for at least two more weeks".

Link: lwn.net/Articles/879901/rss

Security updates for Monday

Security updates have been issued by Debian (apache-log4j2, libextractor, libpcap, and wireshark), Fedora (grub2, kernel, libopenmpt, log4j, mingw-binutils, mingw-python-lxml, and seamonkey), Mageia (golang, lapack/openblas, and samba), and openSUSE (go1.16, libaom, log4j12, logback, and runc).

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Jami "Taranis" released

The Jami communication tool has released a major new stable version called "Taranis"; the blog post announcement explains: "Taranis, the Gallic and Celtic god of the sky, lightning and thunder, will be the baptismal name of this new version of Jami." The mailing-list announcement describes

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Security updates for Friday

Security updates have been issued by Debian (webkit2gtk and wpewebkit), Fedora (httpd and singularity), Mageia (ldns, netcdf, php, ruby, thrift/golang-github-apache-thrift, thunderbird, and webkit2), openSUSE (go1.16, go1.17, libaom, and p11-kit), and SUSE (go1.16, go1.17, htmldoc, libaom, libvpx, logstash, openssh-openssl1, python3, and runc).

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Darktable 3.8.0 released

Version
3.8.0 of the Darktable photo-processing application has been released.
Significant changes include a new keyboard shortcut system, a new
diffuse-or-sharpen module, a new "scene-referred" blurs module "to
synthesize motion and lens blurs in a parametric and physically accurate
way", support for the Canon

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Systemd 250 released

Systemd 250 has been released. To say that the list of new features is
long would be a severe understatement; the developers have clearly been
busy.

systemd-homed now makes use of UID mapped mounts for the home areas.
If the kernel and used file system support it, files are now
internally owned by the "nobody" user (i.e. the user typically used

Link: lwn.net/Articles/879739/rss

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