Fedora 20: #Shellshock Patch Now Available For CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169

Fedora 20: #Shellshock Patch Now Available For CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169

A patched version of BASH has now been released to fix the issues in CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169 Please click the button for installation instructions   [button-red url=”http://www.smittix.co.uk/fedora-20-users-upgrade-your-bash-version-manually-re-cve-2014-6271/” target=”_self” position=”left”]Click For Instructions[/button-red]            

Fedora 20: Installing Nvidia Drivers with Bumblebee on Optimus (Hybrid) Hardware

Fedora 20: Installing Nvidia Drivers with Bumblebee on Optimus (Hybrid) Hardware

I have an HP Envy 17″ Laptop with the Nvidia Optimus hybrid graphics configuration. I have been trying to install the Nvidia drivers on Fedora 20 for a few weeks now.     I tried akmods and kmods from the RPM Fusion repositories and also the binary from the Nvidia website to no avail. All I kept getting was a system hang right at the “Starting Gnome Display Manager” message, I had everything installed properly and just couldn’t get to…

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Fedora 20 Users – Upgrade Your Bash Version Manually RE: CVE-2014-6271

Fedora 20 Users – Upgrade Your Bash Version Manually RE: CVE-2014-6271

Quite a few users have contacted me through my site to inform me that they have no updates available and they are worried about the flaw that has just been announced in BASH – CVE-2014-6271 [alert-note]Post updated to include patch for CVE-2014-7169[/alert-note] You’re right to be worried, it’s a pretty nasty flaw. But don’t worry we will get you patched!   We can install the update directly from Koji.   To update your BASH version manually please do the following…

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Alert! – Update your Fedora Systems ! CVE-2014-6271 Security Flaw Found In BASH Shell

Alert! – Update your Fedora Systems ! CVE-2014-6271 Security Flaw Found In BASH Shell

The RedHat security team have released details of a flaw which has been discovered in the BASH shell.   Updates should be coming rather quick for this issue so keep checking your systems for available security updates.   If you’d like to check if your system is currently vulnerable run the following command – courtesy of the Fedora Magazine

If your terminal outputs “OOPS” then you’re vulnerable, according to the article if you are running a patched bash the…

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Installing Oracle’s VirtualBox-4.3 in Fedora 20

Installing Oracle’s VirtualBox-4.3 in Fedora 20

Whilst I tend to use Virt-Manager for my Virtualization needs, numerous users choose Oracle’s offering of VirtualBox. Especially users that maybe coming from Windows.   Firstly VirtualBox need’s a few packages installed before we start the main installation.   Prerequisites [alert-note]Please su into root or use sudo[/alert-note]

  Add Oracle’s Repository File Change into Yums repo directory

then create the new repository file

Edit the newly created file and copy and paste the following text and save the file….

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Smittix’s Top 5 GNOME Shell Extensions

Smittix’s Top 5 GNOME Shell Extensions

GNOME Shell’s ability to have extensions is pretty brilliant in my eyes. Some developers have come up with some great extensions to make life easier within GNOME-Shell.   To install these extensions easily just open the links up within firefox, you will get a message bar asking if you would like to allow extensions.gnome.org to install them.  You need to allow this for them to work.   When you load one of the extension links you will be presented with…

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Fedora 20: Games That Will Have You Addicted In Minutes

Fedora 20: Games That Will Have You Addicted In Minutes

Everyone has to have some fun after a busy day of working on a computer, I normally post about applications and security and such but I thought we’d have a change for once. Some of us retire to our Xbox’s and Play Stations but I just throw a few yum commands into a terminal and get some classic gaming action. First on my list has to be my all time favourite.   Chromium-BSU – A fast paced top scrolling shooter…

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Quick Install Spotify For Linux In Fedora 20

Quick Install Spotify For Linux In Fedora 20

Please note, there is a more up to date article for newer versions of Fedora here. The article also includes a tutorial video.   If you love your music whilst hacking away on your computer I am sure you have tried Spotify! Installing it doesn’t have to be a hard task and it’s even easier thanks to Slaanesh over at http://www.negativo17.org He has kindly repackaged the latest Spotify client from the Ubuntu packages to work with Fedora and the like. Current Supported…

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Microsoft Scammers Might Get More Than They Bargained For

Microsoft Scammers Might Get More Than They Bargained For

I have actually had quite a few of these phone calls and I have had fun with them, leading them on and what not. I even went to the extreme of letting them connect to a Windows XP Virtual Machine just to see what they’d do. As it happens it wasn’t much, I think I must have gotten one of the dumber ones. Fortunately none of my family members have had to deal with these goons. The reason for this…

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