Criticical BASH vulnerability discovered – update BASH on your CentOS Linux server now!

Update #3 - Unsurprisingly with all the attention that BASH is now receiving, additional vulnerabilities (CVE-2014-7186 and CVE-2014-7187) have been discovered. They are currently unresolved. For a more detailed write-up, see: http://www.itnews.com.au/News/396256,further-flaws-render-shellshock-patch-ineffective.aspx - when there are updates available to resolve these issues, I will update this post.   Update #2 - A new BASH ... Read More...

CentOS Linux 7 Kernel Update 3.10.0-123.4.4 Released

CentOS 7 Linux kernel 2.6.32-431.20.5 has just been released. Update type(s): security Resolved CVEs: CVE-2014-4699 CVE-2014-4943 * It was found that the Linux kernel's ptrace subsystem allowed a traced process' instruction pointer to be set to a non-canonical memory address without forcing the non-sysret code path when returning to user space. A local, unprivileged user could use this ... Read More...

CentOS 7 Minimal kickstart file

I searched around a bit and couldn't find any published kickstart files around for CentOS 7 (and the ones I did, didn't work correctly and looked overly complex), therefore I'm attaching my CentOS 7 minimal kickstart file for anyone else who may be searching for one! Notes: 1) Firewall service and selinux ... Read More...

CentOS 7 Released! How to Download CentOS 7

Today, the general availability of CentOS 7 has been announced for 64-bit x86 based systems. This is the first version of CentOS 7, and the version is marked as 7.0-1406 CentOS 7 release notes can be found here - http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS7 To obtain the CentOS 7 release ISO, head over to http://isoredirect.centos.org/centos/7.0.1406/isos/x86_64/ While CentOS 7 ... Read More...