Category: Debian

How to Patch Your Server Against Dirty COW Linux Vulnerability (CVE-2016-5195)

On October 19, 2016, A very dangerous vulnerability was exposed in the Linux kernel named Dirty COW. A zero-day local privilege escalation vulnerability has existed for eleven years since 2005, it has existed since Linux kernel version 2.6.22+ which means a vast majority of servers are at risk including yours. This bug affects all sort of Android or Linux kernel to escalate privileges, Any system user can become root in no time, Exploiting this bug/vulnerability means that a regular system user...

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ShellShock Bug: BASH Vulnerability, Are you safe?

In past few days you must have heard about a vulnerability in BASH which allow remote execution of commands. Any version of BASH older than bash-4.1.2-15.el6_5.2 is vulnerable to remote execution. Which is a very serious security threat. Read more about this Shellshock Bug.   What is BASH? It’ the default interactive shell in Linux. When you are interacting with the terminal via any  terminal emulator, over a tty, or ssh) you are generally typing commands that bash will read and execute. Even if you...

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Which Linux Operating System is best

At the first day on my Internship I was told by the Manager to Install Linux at Home Computer. So the first question I asked to myself was “Which Distribution should I try?” & the answer was ummmm.. Let’s Google it! So I googled Which Linux Operating System is Best..? & the search results made me even more confused…   So I thought why shouldn’t I write a blog post for the Beginners who want to give Linux a try… In this...

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