The Ubuntu 17.04 Codename Has Been Announced

zapus-jumping-mouse

Less than a day after we asked you to put your collective minds to the task, Mark Shuttleworth has gone ahead and announced the official codename of Ubuntu 17.04.

What a spoil sport 😉

Despite some zealous guesses in the comments, it seems no-one got the name exactly spot on.

In place of a Zany Zebra or Zealot Zonket, the next version of Ubuntu is named:

‘Zesty Zapus’

Zeriously? Zotally.

Zesty is an adjective meaning ‘great enthusiasm and energy’. It can also mean that something tastes rather citrusy (as citrus fruit peel is called ‘zest’). 

Zapus is the genus name of a North-American meadow jumping mouse. The cute little rodent is said to be the only mammal on Earth that has a total of…18 teeth. Everyone needs a claim to fame, right?

Expect to see Goo...

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USN-3097-2: Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3097-2

13th October, 2016

linux-ti-omap4 vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software description

  • linux-ti-omap4 – Linux kernel for OMAP4

Details

Marco Grassi discovered a use-after-free condition could occur in the TCP
retransmit queue handling code in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could
use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-6828)

Pengfei Wang discovered a race condition in the audit subsystem in the
Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to corrupt audit logs or
disrupt system-call auditing. (CVE-2016-6136)

Pengfei Wang discovered a race condition in the Adaptec AAC...

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USN-3102-1: Quagga vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3102-1

13th October, 2016

quagga vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in Quagga.

Software description

  • quagga – BGP/OSPF/RIP routing daemon

Details

It was discovered that Quagga incorrectly handled dumping data. A remote
attacker could possibly use a large BGP packet to cause Quagga to crash,
resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-4049)

It was discovered that the Quagga package incorrectly set permissions on
the configuration directory. A local user could use this issue to possibly
obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2016-4036)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following p...

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Install Adobe Reader in Ubuntu 16.04

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Install Adobe Reader in Ubuntu 16.04

Preparing your system

Open the terminal and run the following command

sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine:i386 libcanberra-gtk-module:i386 libatk-adaptor:i386 libgail-common:i386

Now install Adobe reader using the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository “deb http://archive.canonical.com/ precise partner”

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install adobereader-enu

After installation you need to remove the precise repository using the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository -r “deb http://archive.canonical.com/ precise partner”

sudo apt-get update

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USN-3103-1: DBD::mysql vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3103-1

13th October, 2016

libdbd-mysql-perl vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

DBD::mysql could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted input.

Software description

  • libdbd-mysql-perl – Perl5 database interface to the MySQL database

Details

It was discovered that DBD::mysql incorrectly handled certain memory
operations. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause DBD::mysql to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2014-9906)

Hanno Böck discovered that DBD::mysql incorrectly handled certain memory
operations. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause DBD::mysql to
crash, resulting in a denial o...

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USN-3100-1: KDE-PIM Libraries vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3100-1

12th October, 2016

kdepimlibs vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

KMail could be made to run HTML if it opened a specially crafted email.

Software description

  • kdepimlibs – the KDE PIM libraries

Details

Roland Tapken discovered that the KDE-PIM Libraries incorrectly filtered
URLs. A remote attacker could use this issue to perform an HTML injection
attack in the KMail plain text viewer.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
libkpimutils4 4:4.8.5-0ubuntu0.3

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

After a standard system update you need t...

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USN-3101-1: Tracker vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3101-1

12th October, 2016

tracker vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary

Tracker could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software description

  • tracker – metadata database, indexer and search tool

Details

It was discovered that Tracker incorrectly handled certain malformed GIF
images. If a user or automated system were tricked into downloading a
specially-crafted GIF image, Tracker could crash, resulting in a denial of
service.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
tracker-extract 1.6.2-0ubuntu1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu...

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USN-3099-3: Linux kernel (Raspberry Pi 2) vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3099-3

11th October, 2016

linux-raspi2 vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software description

  • linux-raspi2 – Linux kernel for Raspberry Pi 2

Details

Vladimír Beneš discovered an unbounded recursion in the VLAN and TEB
Generic Receive Offload (GRO) processing implementations in the Linux
kernel, A remote attacker could use this to cause a stack corruption,
leading to a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-7039)

Marco Grassi discovered a use-after-free condition could occur in the TCP
retransmit queue handling code in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could
use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute
a...

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USN-3079-1: WebKitGTK+ vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3079-1

14th September, 2016

webkit2gtk vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in WebKitGTK+.

Software description

  • webkit2gtk – JavaScript engine library from WebKitGTK+ – GObject introspection

Details

A large number of security issues were discovered in the WebKitGTK+ Web and
JavaScript engines. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious
website, a remote attacker could exploit a variety of issues related to web
browser security, including cross-site scripting attacks, denial of service
attacks, and arbitrary code execution.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
li...
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openSUSE Releases Leap Beta, Modifies Road Map

Official Release Scheduled for Nov. 1642 copy

Software testers and Linux enthusiasts can now get the Beta release of openSUSE Leap 42.2, which was released today.

“Leap is for pragmatic and conservative technology adopters,” said Ludwig Nussel, the release manager for openSUSE Leap. “Testing the beta helps make Leap even more mature, so we encourage as many people as possible to test it.”

openSUSE Leap focuses on well-established packages, like systemd 228 and Qt 5.6. The release day for the official version is scheduled for Nov. 16, which is one week after SUSECon.

The road map was slightly modified to provide a more accurate release time line.

The Package Freeze date was shifted from the Beta 2 release on Sept. 21 to the Beta 3 release on Oct. 6...

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