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Congratulations: Hanno Böck and co-authors win Pwnie! (Aug 12, 2018)

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Congratulations to security researcher and Gentoo developer Hanno Böck and his co-authors Juraj Somorovsky and Craig Young for winning one of this year’s coveted Pwnie awards!

The award is for their work on the Return Of Bleichenbacher’s Oracle Threat or ROBOT vulnerability, which at the time of discovery affected such illustrious sites as Facebook and Paypal. Technical details can be found in the full paper published at the Cryptology ePrint Archive.

Security advisories from our Security database

GLSA 201807-04 cURL:Heap-based Buffer Overflow normal
GLSA 201807-03 ZNC:Multiple Vulnerabilities normal
GLSA 201807-02 Passenger: Multiple Vulnerabilities normal
GLSA 201807-01 tqdm: Arbitrary code execution normal
GLSA 201806-09 PNP4Nagios: Root privilege escalation normal

New packages more at the Gentoo packages database

portapack-havoc Custom firmware for the HackRF SDR + PortaPack H1 addon
wsproto WebSockets state-machine based protocol implementation
xfce4-panel-profiles Simple application to manage Xfce panel layouts
nagios-icinga-openvpn A Nagios plugin to check whether an OpenVPN server is alive
rtl-entropy An entropy generator using SDR peripherals, including rtl-sdr and BladeRF

Fresh documentation on the Gentoo wiki

Btrfs/es started by Reichmyu
Gcc-ICE-reporting-guide started by Slyfox
Dell XPS 9365 started by Platerza
Binary package guide/it started by Alogim
Hard dependancies on systemd started by Naib