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The Hidden Economy of Open Source Software

The recent discovery of a backdoor in XZ Utils (CVE-2024-3094), a data compression utility used by a wide array of various open-source, Linux-based computer applications, underscores the importance of open-source software security. While it is often not consumer-facing, open-source software is a critical component of computing and internet functions, such as secure communications between machines.

CVE-2024-3094 Exposed: A Guide to Overcoming XZ/liblzma and Similar Threats Using Calico

Before we start this blog post, let’s acknowledge that the only way to secure your environment from any vulnerability is to update the vulnerable hardware or software with patches that the author or the project community releases. Every other form of mitigation is only a way to provide an extended time for critical applications that cannot be updated immediately.

CVE-2024-3094: Backdoor Found in XZ Utils Compression Tool Used by Linux Distributions

On March 29, 2024, a security researcher disclosed the discovery of malicious code in the most recent versions of XZ Utils data compression tools and libraries. The code contained a backdoor, which a remote threat actor can leverage to break sshd authentication (the service for SSH access) and gain unauthorized access to the system, potentially leading to Remote Code Execution (RCE).

Seccomp internals deep dive - Part 1

Seccomp, short for Secure Computing Mode, is a noteworthy tool offered by the Linux kernel. It is a powerful mechanism to restrict or log the system calls that a process makes. Operating within the kernel, seccomp allows administrators and developers to define fine-grained policies for system call execution, enhancing the overall security posture of applications and the underlying system.

CVE-2024-3094 XZ Backdoor: All you need to know

On March 29th, it was reported that malicious code enabling unauthorized remote SSH access has been detected within XZ Utils, a widely used package present in major Linux distributions (The GitHub project originally hosted here is now suspended). Fortunately, the malicious code was discovered quickly by the OSS community and managed to infect only two of the most recent versions of the package, 5.6.0 and 5.6.1, which were released within the past month.

How To Work with Amazon S3 on Amazon Linux

Jump to Tutorial Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is a scalable, high-speed, web-based cloud storage service designed for online backup and archiving of data and applications on Amazon Web Services (AWS). It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers and allows you to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. Amazon Linux, on the other hand, is a Linux server operating system from AWS, which is engineered for high performance and stability.