Trending Topics This Week

Here is what people are talking about this week in the world of free and open source software: 

  • Researchers Disclose Undocumented Chinese Malware Used in Recent Attacks 
  • 6 Open Source Tools for Your Security Team
  • The Dark Side of Open Source Intelligence


Key Security, Maintenance, and Features Releases


Non-Security Updates

Drools 7.48.0.Final
[DROOLS-5807] - GDST to XLS conversion should not convert dialect column
[DROOLS-5808] - XLS to GDST conversion should ensure types work

MySQL 8.0.23 
Granting the RELOAD privilege enables a user to perform a wide variety of operations. In some cases, it may be desirable for a user to be able to perform only some of these operations. To enable DBAs to avoid granting RELOAD and tailor user privileges more closely to the operations permitted, these new privileges of more limited scope are available:
FLUSH_STATUS: Enables use of the FLUSH STATUS statement.
FLUSH_TABLES: Enables use of the FLUSH TABLES statement.

OpenLDAP 2.4.57
Fixed ldapexop to use correct return code (ITS#9417)
Fixed slapd to remove asserts in UUIDNormalize (ITS#9391)
Fixed slapd to remove assert in csnValidate (ITS#9410)
Fixed slapd validity checks for issuerAndThisUpdateCheck (ITS#9411, ITS#9427)

CentOS vs. Fedora

Making sense of the open source enterprise Linux landscape can be a tall task. With recent changes from Red Hat regarding CentOS, it's helpful to understand the ideal situations in which different enterprise Linux distributions should be used. Read this blog, and see two of those distributions: CentOS, a popular open source enterprise Linux distribution, and Fedora, the bleeding edge upstream enterprise Linux distribution. 


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