Thunderbird and the Recent #EFAIL Vulnerability, Fedora Urges Users to Update DHCP Packages, Kernel Updates and More

News briefs for May 16, 2018.

Mozilla has come out discouraging folks from disabling encryption within the
Thunderbird email client
regarding the recent #EFAIL vulnerability.
Mozilla is also providing notes on how to best protect yourself.

The Fedora team is pushing its users
to update their
DHCP packages addressing a
recently discovered flaw (CVE-2018-1111)
. Fixes are
available for versions 26, 27, 28 and Rawhide.

Yesterday, Canonical released an official
statement

regarding the malware discovered in the Ubuntu Snap Store, stating how this
always was going to be a challenge since launch and how the company is now committing
itself to better security and trust of the published applications.

Earlier this morning, the kernel development team pushed the following
updates: 4.16.9,
4.14.41,
4.9.100,
4.4.132
and 3.18.109.
See the Linux Kernel Archives website for
more information.

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