jones_supa writes "Valve has recently released Portal 2 on Steam for Linux and opened a GitHub entry to gather all the bugs from the community. When one of the Valve developers closed a bug related to Portal 2 recommending that the users disable a security feature, the Linux community reacted. A crash is caused by the game's interaction with SELinux, the Linux kernel subsystem that deals with access control security policies. Portal 2 uses the third-party Miles Sound System MP3 decoder which, in turn, uses execheap, a feature that is normally disabled by SELinux.
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Softpedia: When one of the Valve developers closed a bug related to Portal 2 recommending that the users disable a security feature, the Linux community reacted.
Tecmint: The uGet project team pleased to announce the release of version 1.10.4.
Florian Weimer of the Red Hat Product Security Team discovered a
heap-based buffer overflow flaw in LibYAML, a fast YAML 1.1 parser and
emitter library. A remote attacker could provide a YAML document with a
specially-crafted tag that, when parsed by an application using libyaml,
would cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user running the application.
Mozilla has announced
that it is "transitioning Persona to community ownership" — or, in other
words, dropping development support for this identity management project.
"For a variety of reasons, Persona has received less adoption than we
were hoping for by this point. However, we do still believe that Persona
offers a unique and useful alternative to passwords, and we intend to
support it as such.
V3: Linux has a much better reputation as far as security goes, and Canonical has said that its phone, tablet and desktop platforms will all have converged by the time the first handsets go on sale.
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