Category Archives: security

Maxine is now running on mariadb

So back when I was working for MySQL AB as support manager for MaxDB, I created an IRC bot to help manage the #maxdb channel on Freenode. We didn’t get a lot of traffic, and Daniel De Graaf mentioned that … Continue reading

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I miss you. Please come back?

… Creating var directory ‘/usr/src/git/debian/pkg-mariadb/builddir/mysql-test/var’… Checking supported features… MariaDB Version 5.5.32-MariaDB-1 Installing system database… – SSL connections supported Collecting tests… Using server port 42388 ============================================================================== TEST RESULT TIME (ms) or COMMENT ————————————————————————– worker[1] Using MTR_BUILD_THREAD 300, with reserved ports 16000..16019 … Continue reading

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NIST::NVD CWE development – follow along

I’m in the process of getting the tests passing for the 0.03 release of NIST::NVD::Store::SQLite3 wherein our hero imports the CWE data and cross-indexes it with CVEs and CPEs. Follow along and suggest some patches. I’m developing on Debian Wheezy, … Continue reading

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NIST::NVD::Store::SQLite3

I published an SQLite3 storage back-end to NIST::NVD on the CPAN. It’s pretty quick. About as fast as the DB_File one, but without the down side of being tied to DB_File. It shouldn’t be too difficult to re-factor this code … Continue reading

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SELinux on Wheezy

So, Collier Technologies LLC needs to pass annual audits to operate a certification authority recognized by the SoS. To this end, I’m working with the fine group of developers who maintain SELinux. It seems that the configuration of Xorg that … Continue reading

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SOPA response from Representative Rick Larsen, WA 2nd District

Below is an email I received from Representative Rick Larsen‘s office. I don’t recall ever having identifying myself as PVT Adams-Collier in any communications with his office, though I could have done so at some point. Maybe. I also don’t … Continue reading

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Blacky-black-out

There’s a script down there vvvvv and up there ^^^

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UW Hypervisor looks stable

The new hardware looks like it’s reliable. The one I swapped out 10 days ago crashed every 3 days or so for reasons I couldn’t discern. I changed that one for a spare I had laying around and have been … Continue reading

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Replaced hypervisor

The system which was hosting this blog had a tendency to go down every few days. I swapped it out for a spare yesterday. Let’s see if it stays up. The hypervisor hosts this web server, a mysql server and … Continue reading

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Perl interface to processing / querying NIST’s NVD feed

For a work project, I wrote a library in perl that can be used to query the NVD feed that NIST publishes here: http://nvd.nist.gov/download.cfm Here’s a snippit from the perldoc: use NIST::NVD::Query; # use convert_nvdcve to generate these files from … Continue reading

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