Microsoft fixed yesterday a faulty Debian package that was messing with users' OS settings during its installation routine. The faulty package that was causing all the problems was Open R v3.5. Open R is an enhanced version of the R programming language maintained by Microsoft.
A vulnerability in the "beep" package that comes pre-installed with Debian and Ubuntu distros allows an attacker to probe for the presence of files on a computer, even those owned by root users, which are supposed to be secret and inaccesible.
Lately Microsoft has been pushing out new Linux distributions for the Windows Subsystem For Linux (WSL) lately. First, Kali Linux was released earlier this week and now Microsoft adds Debian GNU/Linux to the Windows Store.
Today, Wikileaks published more documents part of its Vault 7 CIA exposé series, revealing new manuals for three tools named Achilles, Aeris, and SeaPea, part of a larger CIA project named Imperial.
A data encryption app for Linux users named Cryptkeeper has a bug that allows anyone to decrypt locked content using the password "p".