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oCERT – Responsing to Flaws in Open Source Software

So a new initiative – the Open Source Computer Emergency Response Team known as oCERT has been set up one of the main sponsors being Google (read more here – Contributing to Open Source Software Security). The oCERT project is a public effort providing security handling support to Open Source projects affected by security incidents […]

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Homeland Security Uncovers Critical Flaw in X11

An open-source security audit program funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has flagged a critical vulnerability in the X Window System (X11) which is used in Unix and Linux systems. A missing parentheses in a bit of code is to blame. The error can grant a user root access, and was discovered using […]

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