Guess what? Another security release of #wordpress This release was 5.5.2 but something broke and they now have 5.5.3
#debian LTS already got their updates in, I'll be working on the update for sir tonight.
Upstream of the same version worked fine so it was one of my patches. I found the relevant patch and it was a duplicate.This is where I bring a fix in early but we had now caught up to the version with the fix.
Odd thing was the patch took. So the URL manipulation was done twice.
CVE-2020-15862 is a realisation that EXTEND-MIB is bad because you can run arbitrary commands if you have a write community/user.
CVE-2020-15863 is unsafe symlink handling where you can get the snmpd daemon to write files as root. I'm also updating snmp-mibs-downloader to fix the vector used.
25 Years of Free Software
25 years ago on 24th July 1995 I released my first Free Software program called axdigi.
Time has gone quickly! A lot what was written has fallen away (I completely forgot I wrote ttylinkd for example).
I'm still writing Free Software or Open Source and still enjoy it.
Next step will be to fix the code so when you say use this user the program uses that user and not something else some file somewhere decides is a better idea.
The next (maybe next next? There is a security update to do) version of net-snmp for #Debian will have TLS and DTLS enabled as well as the transport security model. This means the authentication can be done at the lower layers (e.g. the TLS level) instead of in the SNMP layer.
They would have been there a day earlier except I forgot to actually sign and upload them!
5.4.2 is a security release and fixes about 6 security vulnerabilities plus an annoying problem where spammers can use the brief time between sending a spammy comment and it getting deleted.
#autopkgtest is very useful facility to check for Debian packages as-installed. It probably has the second-worst documentation in history (the first being sendmail).
If I actually understood it, I'd fix the documentation, but I don't.
The #debian project is planning on holding a mini DebConf online.
This will be "4 days of Debianites working together to improve Debian" and will be totally online like all the cool kids are doing.
It will be 28-31st May 2020, more details at https://wiki.debian.org/DebianEvents/internet/2020/MiniDebConfOnline
Guess what? #wordpress have release a new version and its a security fix. There are 6 security bugs fixed, they even have CVE IDs! Much excitement.
Pretty much every version of wordpress is vulnerable except for CVE-2020-11030 because the block editor is new from about WordPress 5.0 or so.
I'll be cooking up the #Debian packages this weekend.
I can't really see much that is different. They have done some enhancements in the editor and there is a new 2020 theme but other than that, its the same WordPress you know and love (or hate, or both, whatever).
Found a curious bug in the #debian #wordpress package last night. There is a reasonably old security patch for CVE-2017-14990 where the activation key is stored in plaintext for multisite users (normal users it's hashed).
Anyway it's a broken patch because it doesn't decide the user id. Easy to fix but I never used it before.
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