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    • - ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Debian Security Advisory DSA-4543-1 security@debian.org https://www.debian.org/security/ Salvatore Bonaccorso October 14, 2019 https://www.debian.org/security/faq - ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Package : sudo CVE ID : CVE-2019-14287 Debian Bug : 942322 Joe Vennix discovered that sudo, a program designed to provide limited super user privileges to specific users, when configured to allow a user to run commands as an arbitrary user via the ALL keyword in a Runas specification, allows to run commands as root by specifying the user ID - -1 or 4294967295. This could allow a user with sufficient sudo privileges to run commands as root even if the Runas specification explicitly disallows root access. Details can be found in the upstream advisory at https://www.sudo.ws/alerts/minus_1_uid.html . For the oldstable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 1.8.19p1-2.1+deb9u1. For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 1.8.27-1+deb10u1.
    • On this topic the Wait but Why website has a great series on why we think the way we do:   https://waitbutwhy.com/2019/08/story-of-us.html   It's a long read series but well worth a look.
    • From Twitter: Microsoft Security Intelligence on Twitter: "Tamper protection, a new feature that prevents malicious or unauthorized changes to security features, is now generally available for Microsoft Defender ATP customers and enabled by default for home users. Learn what this means and how you can deploy: https://t.co/rk0H3z7gUF https://t.co/PEqCOADVdP" / Twitter Also see Microsoft Now Enables Windows 10 Tamper Protection By Default: To enable Tamper Protection, go to Settings > Windows Security > Virus & Threat Protection and click "Manage Settings". Scroll down to the "Tamper Protection" setting to enable.
    • Bolded above is the key.  Confirmation Bias has become almost as impossible to break as the strongest encryption imaginable.  At first, if it was on the internet, it was true.  Now, you can find ANYTHING on the internet, both true and false, both pro and con, etc...  Therefore, if it confirms my pre-conceived notion, it is REAL information; if it refutes my viewpoint, it is FAKE news.   IMO, this is what has changed/is changing.  You used to be able to educate yourself if you were willing to look into things for factual content.  Now, there are entire eco-systems of dis-information, which only serve to support (and therefore, strengthen) the original lie.  Ergo, I am an enlightened warrior, while you are a mis-informed idiot who is too lazy to achieve enlightenment.   Like everything else in this world, it is neither good nor bad.  It takes on the color of the intended use.  But one truism that I think still applies is that "too much of a good thing, isn't good".  Moderation is always the key, isn't it?
    • Update - when I try to download the driver for her MOBO- they have posted only an updated one with  a Rev # slightly -higher- than 7701.   Go figure...  (so, not taking that route)
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