Red Hat Security Blog: January 2015 archives

  • Security improvements in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

    Each new release of Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® is not only built on top of the previous version, but a large number of its components incorporate development from the Fedora distribution. For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, most components are aligned with Fedora 19, and with select components coming from Fedora 20. This means that users benefit from new development in Fedora, such as firewalld which is described below. While preparing the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, we review...
    Posted 2015-01-28T14:30:34+00:00 - 0
  • Reactive Product Security at Red Hat

    The goal of Product Security at Red Hat is “to help protect customers from meaningful security concerns when using Red Hat products and services.” What does that really mean and how do we go about it? In this blog, we take a look at how Red Hat handles security vulnerabilities and what we do to reduce risk to our customers. In 2001, we founded a dedicated security team within Red Hat to handle product security. Back then, we really had just one product line, the Red Hat® Linux® distribution....
    Posted 2015-01-21T14:30:25+00:00 - 0
  • Update on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and FIPS 140 validations

    Red Hat achieved its latest successful FIPS 140 validation back in April 2013. Since then, a lot has happened. There have been well publicized attacks on cryptographic protocols, weaknesses in implementations, and changing government requirements. With all of these issues in play, we want to explain what we are doing about it. One of the big changes was that we enabled support of Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) and Elliptic Curve Diffie Hellman (ECDH) in Red Hat Enterprise Linux to meet the...
    Posted 2015-01-12T14:30:06+00:00 - 0