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11 Year old Linux Kernal Privilege Escalation vulnerability (CVE-2017-6074)

Recently found vulnerability in Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) implementation in Linux kernal allow process running as normal user able to get root access. This vulnerability dates back to 2005. Popular Linux distributions like RedHat, Debian, Ubuntu and SUSE have

LEDE (OpenWRT fork) released v17.01.0 final

LEDE released v17.01.0 final. The LEDE Project (“Linux Embedded Development Environment”) is a Linux operating system based on OpenWrt. It is a complete replacement for the vendor-supplied firmware of a wide range of wireless routers and non-network devices. You can

Installing OpenShift

OpenShift is Open Source Container Application Platform by RedHat. Built around a core of Docker container packaging and Kubernetes container cluster management, Origin is also augmented by application lifecycle management functionality and DevOps tooling. To Install OpenShift, you need to

Error: did not detect an –insecure-registry argument on the Docker daemon

When i installed OpenShift on Ubuntu 16.04, i get following error I edited /etc/default/docker, added line But for some reason, docker will not take this after i restart. This is fixed by editing systemd unit for docker at Find Replace

utf8_mime2text() has new signature, but U8T_CANONICAL is missing

When installing PHP from source, i get following error configure: error: utf8_mime2text() has new signature, but U8T_CANONICAL is missing. This should not happen. Check config.log for additional information. This is required to compile PHP with IMAP support. Fixed by installing

HITMAN: The Complete First Season for Linux

Hitman: The Complete First Season was released on 31 January 2017 with all prior content included, except for past Elusive Targets. A port of Hitman to Linux was released on 16 February 2017. This is the first time the 16

Install LetsEncrypt on Linux Server

LetsEncrypt is a Free SSL provider.

Secure MySQL Installation with mysql_secure_installation

On Ubuntu 16.04, after MySQL (MariaDB) installed, you have no root password. Root is able to login with out any password. To set root password for MySQL, after installation, run You will be asked to set new password, also allow

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Plesk is a Hosting Control Panel for Windows and Linux. Installing SSL Certificate on Plesk Generate CSR (Certificate Signing Request) in Plesk Find MySQL root password in Plesk Server

Create User and Database in PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL default user name is postgres. This is a system user, so to login, first change to this user with command Now you can connect to PostgreSQL by simply running psql Now you have full rights to PostgreSQL installation. Create