A serious vulnerability in the Linux kernel has been announced, with the researcher who discovered and reported it saying it "allows overwriting data in arbitrary read-only files. This leads to privilege escalation because unprivileged processes can inject code into root processes".
Paragon Software's NTFS driver has been included in the 5.15 release of the Linux kernel, bringing reliable read and write functionality for this filesystem to the kernel.
Linux creator Linus Torvalds says he has three anniversaries, not one, when it comes to marking the creation of the kernel that is now used all around the world.
Linux creator Linus Torvalds has poured cold water on claims by the British tech news site The Register that the release of the 5.13 kernel was in any way unusual.
The maintainer of the stable Linux kernel, Greg Kroah-Hartman, has snubbed an effort by a group at the University of Minnesota to get back in his good graces, after the group submitted known buggy patches to him in order to write a paper based on it.
Linux creator Linus Torvalds says that while the submission of known buggy patches to the kernel team is not a huge deal, it is obviously a breach of trust.
The first patches for Rust support in the Linux kernel have been posted and the man behind the kernel says the fact that these are being discussed is much more important than a long post by Google about the language.
Work towards making Linux run on Apple's M1 platform is still in its early days and to make the hardware useful it needs more of a GPU driver than the basic frame buffer, Linux creator Linus Torvalds has said.
The Linux Foundation and Google will jointly fund two developers who work on the Linux kernel to concentrate on security for the project, the Foundation says.
The release of version 2.0.0 by the OpenZFS project has some crowing as though some revolutionary new software, which will bring benefits to world+dog, has landed.
The 5.8 release of the Linux kernel, which was released during the pandemic, was its biggest ever, with 1991 individuals contributing – an odd coincidence, given that 1991 was the year when the kernel was first released.
Linux creator Linus Torvalds says it won't be necessary for him to name a successor to take over from him as head of the Linux kernel project because "it will be fairly clear who it is".
Six-year-old comments made by Linux creator Linus Torvalds at the annual Debian conference of 2014 and part of a private mailing list of that project have been leaked to the campaigning website Techrights (formerly BoycottNovell) and written up as though they are hot news.
Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies on Tuesday brought to mind the prediction made by Linux creator Linus Torvalds back in 2002: "There are three things that have meaning for life...The first is survival, the second is social order and the third is entertainment. Everything in life progresses in that order. And there is nothing after entertainment."
Linux creator Linus Torvalds has expressed the hope that Intel's newly released AVX-512 extensions would "die a painful death" adding that the company should start "fixing real problems instead of trying to create magic instructions to then create benchmarks that they can look good on".
Linux creator Linus Torvalds has signed off on a change to terminology used by the project in order to make it more inclusive.
When American tech journalists see the words "vulnerability" and "Huawei" in close proximity these days, they tend to get over-excited and, as a result, produce copy that goes quite wonky.
Happy birthday, Git. The open source distributed version control system was first released on April 7th 2005, and thus today marks its 15th anniversary - 15 years aiding software developers to collaborate on projects large and small no matter where on the globe they may be.
The head of security firm Open Source Security, Brad Spengler, says he had little option but to file a lawsuit against open source advocate Bruce Perens, who alleged back in 2017 that security patches issued for the Linux kernel by OSS violated the licence under which the kernel is distributed.
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