Our development has released a Samba security update that closes a security gap that allowed attackers to make the Samba (smbd) fileserver component execute program code from a library that the attacker themselves copied to a writable file share. This so-called remote code execution (RCE) could be used to extend the privileges of the attacker, right up to the takeover of root privileges on the server.
The groupware solution OX App Suite, available in the Univention App Center, is aimed at companies, educational institutions and public administrations looking for a modern and future-proof communication solution.
OX App Suite is a modular communication and collaboration platform. It is based on open standards and can be used in combination with Univention Corporate Server (UCS) for the integration into existing IT infrastructures.
If you are planning to use security software, you will surely stumble upon this term, as this method provides additional protection for your business when it comes to login processes, especially for data-sensitive areas. Often enough, it has happened in the past that the identities and associated passwords of users from, for example, large mail providers like Yahoo were stolen. As users often use the same password for different services, there is a risk that the criminals use the stolen data to gain access to other services, thus causing great damage. Securing user authentication against sensitive areas or business-used services not only by requesting a password but also through a second authentication, data breaches become much more difficult for attackers.
Get a brief understanding about the software Samba and Microsoft Active Directory – two solutions for the central detection and authorization of domain members. These are important features as the central administration of a domain network helps to achieve more data protection and higher failure security for your IT systems.
Learn also more about how UCS is able to bridge the gap between the Linux world and the Windows world so that you can reap the benefits of both systems.
The Open Source / Linux blog itsfoss.com published a detailed and honest review about Univention Corporate Server on April 12, 2017.
Univention Corporate Server 4.2 Released: Improved Operating Concept and lots of New Technology under the Hood
In the past months, our development department has worked intensively on bringing all the important UCS components to the latest state-of-the-art.
It supports schools in their digitalization, and we are delighted that the city of Basel, Switzerland, is already implementing it in a pilot project for 20,000 users.
Today, we have published the Release Candidate UCS 4.2. Highlight of the release is the new, freely configurable online portal, which you can flexibly adapt to your needs and the one of your organization. Further, a lot less obvious changes we have made are: We have updated the distribution base of UCS to Debian 8 (Jessie) and we have now made natively available a large part of the Debian packages. Hence, we can provide important security and product updates much faster than ever before.
We will release UCS 4.2 beginning of April 2017. Everyone who is curious to know more about UCS 4.2 can see a live demonstration of the Release Candidate at the CeBIT in hall 3 / booth D36-620 till Friday this week.
Hanover, March 21, 2017 – Univention is presenting the brand-new edition of Univention Corporate Server (UCS) right in time for the CeBIT 2017. With version 4.2 of the established open source software, mixed IT infrastructures can be managed via a single web interface and more than 80 other enterprise applications can be deployed. The highlight of the release is the new, freely configurable online portal, which can be flexibly adapted to the needs of organizations and individual users. A lot has also happened under the hood: With UCS 4.2 the distribution base of UCS has been updated to Debian 8 (Jessie) and a large part of the Debian packages has been made available natively. Important security and product updates can be deployed faster than ever before. UCS 4.2 will be released in early April 2017 and will be shown for the first time a live demonstration at the CeBIT in Hall 3, booth D36-620.
Read our brief article, in which we use Univention Corporate Server to exemplify what a domain and a domain controller are and what functions they have.