VMware, Cisco Systems issue security warnings

itworldcanada.com | July 04, 2019

VMware, Cisco Systems issue security warnings
IT administrators have been warned by two of the biggest suppliers of enterprise products of security vulnerabilities.VMware issued an important alert this week for updates after finding 30 of its products are vulnerable to the recently discovered Linux kernel TCP Selective Acknowledgement (SACK) vulnerabilities. Those bugs could lead to a distributed denial of service attack against those products, the company said.Meanwhile Cisco Systems said it is updating the firmware on a number of its Small Business 250, 350, 350X, and 550X as well as the FindIT Network Probe after researchers at a security firm discovered that by using a third party software library security certificates from a Huawei Techonologies subsidiary had been included in the Cisco products.

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Project Photon is a tech preview of an open source, Linux container host runtime optimized for vSphere. Photon is extensible, lightweight, and supports the most common container formats including Docker, Rocket (rkt) and Garden. Project Photon includes a small footprint, yum-compatible, package-based lifecycle management system, and will support an rpm-ostree image-based system versioning. When used with development tools and environments such as VMware Fusion, VMware Workstation, HashiCorp (Vagrant and Atlas) and production runtime environment (vSphere, vCloud Air), Photon allows seamless migration of container based Apps from development to production.

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