How to Install MariaDB on CentOS Linux

In this tutorial will we install MariaDB on CentOS 7 using the default yum repositories. What is MariaDB ? MariaDB is an free and open source database server made by the original developers of MySQL. It is a drop-in replacement for MySQL. Install MariaDB 1. Install MariaDB client and server 2. Enable and start MariaDB ... Read More...

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...