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Are Ubuntu Snaps more secure than the classic installation method from the official repos?

Today Ubuntu (and some other distros) offer a new way to install software, which is snaps. It's software packaged with all its dependencies, run with some kind of containerization, and auto-updated. ...
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Pivoting with Metasploit

I am trying to exploit a Windows VM on a different subnet behind a dual home Linux VM where I already have a shell. To keep it simple, I have a meterpreter reverse_tcp shell on the Linux VM (192.168....
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Maximum password length for user accounts on Ubuntu

I have a VPS hosted at a remote location. Obviously the host can login directly (without SSH or any keys) on this box and I want to make brute force password guessing as hard as possible for a bad ...
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Investigating HP sure start triggering security warnings

The following question belongs more to the HP forums but unfortunately I am not gaining any traction there. Please move the question to another SE if its off topic for this community. Recently I've ...
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Malware techiques via Linux Chrome and its effects, non-root

Is it possible to visit a website with Chrome on Ubuntu and have that site execute shell code on my machine without explicitly downloading anything nor click on some Chrome execute question/popup? If ...
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How to enforce on the OS level to recognise only certain keyboards

I give employees AES wireless keyboards. I would like to enforce the OS to only recognise the keyboard we supply. Is that possible? Assuming my employees OS are Windows 10, Ubuntu, Mac OSX. How could ...
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SNI and hostname provided via HTTP are different error

I am using Apache 2.2 webserver on ubuntu Aws instance. My website goes down with below errors on error log, [ssl:error] [pid 46283] AH02032: Hostname provided via SNI and hostname provided via ...
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Can a pure external disk be a threat to Ubuntu computer

I bought a used external disk and now I wonder if any threats can occur from this. Its a disk without casing, so I'am using my own USB adapter. Is there anything else I should take care of when I ...
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Nethogs showing several IP addresses and ports - Port sniffing?

I have a small Ubuntu server (VPS from provider with control panel) machine for practice purposes - no production or critical stuff. I've set up ufw and nginx with a sample index.html page. I control ...
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Apache Web Server ETag Header Information Disclosure Weakness

How this vulnerability allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive information likes inode number and child process though ETag header ? and how to locate path to a file from inode number ?
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ArpON not working

i'm trying to setup ArpON on my laptop running Ubuntu 14.04. I have a DHCP network so in the configuration i uncommented the DARPI line, then set RUN to yes. Then i started the daemon with sudo ...
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How to verify Ruby on Rails projects are at current patch levels?

I've got a few Ruby on Rails systems running Ubuntu 14.04LTS. The Ubuntu version of supported Ruby is 1.9.1 but the developers use a Gemfile and Bundler which (AFAIK) installs Ruby (and gems) out-of-...
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Is a netcat server without -e exploitable?

This is related to a college assignment. I have an Ubuntu server I am trying to do a penetration test on. The server is running a netcat server which when I contact it sends me a nice info message ...
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Spawning child processes from root using runuser command

I am working as an intern for an online coding platform startup (similar to LeetCode or HackerRank). The backend is written in Nodejs. Instead of running the code in a sandbox of some sort, the lead ...
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Does snapd enforce cryptographic authentication and integrity validation by default for all packages? (debian, ubuntu)

Does the snapd package manager in Debian-based systems require successful cryptographic authentication and integrity validation for all packages? I know that software downloaded with apt-get packages ...
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Security implications of automatic signing of kernel modules on Debian/Ubuntu (like VirtualBox does)

In the past, to install VirtualBox on Debian/Ubuntu you needed to sign some kernel modules, otherwise it would not work. The process involved creating a key pair, importing the public key as a MOK (...
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Intercept HTTP requests for invalid domains in Linux

I am using Ubuntu 18.04. When making a HTTP request to invalid domains, I get a HTML page with javascript code that redirects me to uniregistry a landing page. More specifically, when trying to load ...
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Was there ever any malware found in Debian/Ubuntu packages?

With over 50,000 packages in Debian, it doesn't seem too unlikely that some of them may contain malware. On Ubuntu's side, their review process is apparently rather superficial, aimed at catching some ...
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Constant POST request spam to /cgi-bin/ViewLog.asp endpoint

I've got a DigitalOcean server that I use for different temporary servers. Lately I've found that sometimes I get a constant spam of the following requests: POST http://127.0.0.1/cgi-bin/ViewLog.asp ...
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Fully-secured screen lock in Ubuntu with encryption

I have Ubuntu 19.10 with full disk encryption. The encryption is effective as long as the system is turned off or restarted. Otherwise the data is unencrypted behind a locked screen which may not be ...
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Files on external drives executable by default with exFAT or NTFS under Ubuntu

On Ubuntu, if you use (external) drives formatted as exFAT or NTFS, i.e. not ext4 or something made for the UNIX world, you may end up with a situation where all files are executable. This is because ...
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Buffer overflow experiment: shell code executed but got “failed to read 0 bytes” error

I've doing a buffer overflow experiment on a Ubuntu 16.04 VM (Linux ubuntu 4.10.0-28-generic #32~16.04.2-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jul 20 10:19:48 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux) and got a puzzling ...
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How to implement RBAC on Ubuntu?

I'm looking for the best approach to implement RBAC for about 100 Ubuntu servers. Currently all users are created locally mostly via Chef and we have no user directory service. All users have access ...
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How should I manage wireless connections if using iptables?

I am implementing some modest iptables on xubuntu 17.04 and came across this blurb from IptablesHowTo Ubuntu WARNING: Iptables and NetworkManager can conflict. Also if you are concerned enough ...
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Was My computer vulnerable to VLC subtitle hack?

In May, a vulnerability has been discovered in VLC and other media players (like kody and popcorn time ...). They explain in the article https://fossbytes.com/subtitle-hack-affects-millions-device-vlc-...
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Meta Backup with Temporary Connections

I have an Ubuntu server set up as a NAS server among other things. I use that space for my backups, but for safety, I back up certain crucial files to an external USB Hard-drive. I back up about once ...
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security breach: php file edited on codeigniter site, ubuntu server

I run a file sharing site, built on Codeigniter, PHP 7. We recently found one of the files in our www/application/controllers dir was very slightly edited to change a download request for 1 in every 3 ...
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Snort Modules Tweaking

I want to tweak and add new functionalities to snort code(Preprocessor)(v2.9.8). So,i have installed snort using source code,on ubuntu 14.04,however due to unknown problems,functionalities aren't ...
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Linux: Chinese Unionpay plugin, Ubuntu 64-bit - Spamware / Trojan?

China / Linux / Bank / Trojan / Backdoor / Executables Hey guys. I've got an account with a Chinese bank (I live here), and in the process of setting up an online account for the Chinese version of ...
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Is this profile for AppArmor insecure?

I'm using PHP-FPM with Apache2 on my server, as PHP-FPM doesn't run as Apache2 module, I figured it would need a profile for it. This is my first time working with AppArmor, so I'm afraid of crashing ...
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Should I change the default folder for uploads?

PHP 7 uses the default system folder (/tmp) to store uploaded files. PHP allows you to change the settings and change the upload destination directory. Some sites indicate to change this folder to ...
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ARP Spoof dropping ALL connections involved

Please note I have clicked nearly every possible link describing this issue online, and none of them have explained nor assisted in fixing the phenomena. I have a three-computer system, in which one ...
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Does the TPM check the addition/removal of boot-entries

I have an issue that has been puzzling me tegarding the TPM checks on my machine, and I cannot find much documentation about the checks a TPM exactly performs. The issue is the following; I have a ...
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How to secure an IoT device

Which is the proper way to prevent users to read sensible information stored inside an IoT device (e.g. source code / private keys...)? Fully disk encryption is of course an option, but is it ...
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How to do a SSL MITM for all programs trying to access the internet on my local Ubuntu

How to do an SSL MITM for all programs trying to access the internet on my local Ubuntu. When a program on my local machine tries to access the internet using https I would like to intercept and ...
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Is it possible to contract a virus on Ubuntu/Debian from an Apache Nutch web crawl?

For the fourth time now I have contracted a virus while doing a large web crawl on webmd.com. I'm not certain that this is where the virus is coming from but I don't see what else it could be. Is it ...
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How can I found a source of HTTP request in Wireshark?

There are weird requests to/from the AWS: and another one to/from 177.143.198.104.bc.googleusercontent.com: ( http://whois.domaintools.com/177.143.198.104 ) I use Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop, web browsers ...
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Why does Ubuntu deem 16.04 un-affected by CVE-2017-16995(Kernel Privilege Escalation) while it's not?

In both current OVAL definition and CVE Tracker, it says for Ubuntu 16.04 While related to the CVE in some way, the 'linux' package in xenial is not affected. But I have tested many kernel ...
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Explanation for automatic tunneling attempt

I run a web forum built using Django, hosted on an Ubuntu 14.04 flavored VM. My users post comments and photos. Recently, a user left the following comments in one of the threads (as a verbal threat I ...
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How to install client certificates globally for Google Chrome in Ubuntu?

I am trying to install a client certificate to Google Chrome running on Ubuntu. I want any user who logs in to Ubuntu to be able to use this client certificate in Chrome. Even better if I can create ...
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Discovered unexplained large salted files in root folder on Linux, possible keylogger?

So I had Linux Mint running on my laptop, just installed it a month ago. It has a small hard drive, just 160gb, and I noticed shortly after installing the system, it ballooned to 80-some gigabytes ...
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How can i access any useful information in a wordpress site?

While penetration testing for a university assignment, I found an exploit that might be the one the teacher has been hinting for, found here: https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/45439/ I used it and ...
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Howto securely invoke a script on a remote server?

I have an application running on a dedicated (Ubuntu) server. There is also a desktop GUI which functions as dashboard for the application. I want to be able to start and stop the application from the ...