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As you are no doubt well aware, the Meltdown and Spectre bugs are hardware flaws in Intel and AMD chips, and have been all over the tech news for the last few weeks. If you need to get up to speed on what they’re all about, we recommend this great blog post. CentOS, meanwhile, has […]

CVE-2014-4699: The Linux kernel before 3.15.4 on Intel processors does not properly restrict use of a non-canonical value for the saved RIP address in the case of a system call that does not use IRET, which allows local users to leverage a race condition and gain privileges, or cause a denial of service (double fault), […]

The centosplus kernel for 7 is now available for testing. The kernel version is 3.10.0-123.el7 (GA kernel). You can download it from this site. If you wonder what this kernel is for, please visit this earlier post. Extra features enabled in the config file include some network adapters, BusLogic, IPX, Appletalk, and ReiserFS. TOMOYO and […]

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