Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 Bug Fixes and More in the New Beta

cbronline | June 07, 2019

A beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 landed this week, replete with a host of bug fixes and new features, including the availability of Python 3.6; remediation for the recently-disclosed Zombie Load vulnerabilities,; and performance enhancements for the network stack. The release is not ready for all the RHEL7-supported architectures, with beta updates as yet unavailable for IBM POWER9; IBM Z – Structure A (kernel version 4.14) and 64-bit ARM-based architectures. That aside, there were plenty of updates and some welcome patches.

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