Category: Open Source Software Bug Reports

Security: Harden DSL Routers and Networks against attacks

Last days there was a high count of news about the Bot Attacks against T-Com Telekom Router devices. To understand the behavior about this up comming security problems you should know following points : Every network supported device can be a goal for a attack ( Routers, Modems, PC, Fridges,IP-TV, IP Switches, IP-Cams…) You have to update the OS for each device monthly, if not supported by the manufacter, then dont buy! Try to get Opensource Hardware with Opensource Software for full access (ssh / console) to have full control Reduce the count of devices who are connected direct to […]

Fritzbox: Freezing Wifi if USB 3.0 is used

Today i was touched by a Bug of my fritzbox 7490, after installing a USB 3.0 Stick as NAS the Wifi connect was broken to all devices! After some search on net i found this post: http://avm.de/service/fritzbox/fritzbox-7490/wissensdatenbank/publication/show/1636_WLAN-Stoerungen-bei-angeschlossenem-USB-3-0-Geraet/ Background: The high magnetic frequency’s of USB 3.0 data transfer inside the cable or stick hangup the WIFI chips! It works like a WIFI JAMMER!! DONT USE A ROUTER AS NAS! If it fails or overheat all devices are offline!! It’s a really big joke that most Manufacter sell devices without TESTING!! I call it Banana Hardware..

WordPress: RSS Widget Bug builtin Widget (class-wp-widget-rss.php)

Details: If you enable the basic builtin RSS Widget Module and set the RSS Feed URL like http://www.domainname.com/feed/ the widget set the URL only on the little “RSS Icon” but NOT on the RSS Hyperlink ! The Hyperlink is pulling the Value of $url (www.domainname.com) but not adding “/feed/” subdir value. Solution: go ../wp-includes/widgets/ edit with $nano class-wp-widget-rss.php go line 81 show title “rsswidget”  href ” ‘  .  esc_url ( $link ) .  #change here $link to $url exit and save.. check results..

Ubuntu Debian: Installer Messages during Installation Realtime Debug Installer Mode

If you boot your PC on a Setup CD into “live” mode after some time the Desktop Unity or Gnome starts. After successful testing the PC with the current Drivers and Kernel you can select “Install” by pressing the icon left on the desktop. But here the Problem appear that you dont see any informations about bugs, crashes, or other major messages during the setup. Without this you are not able to find any errors later, or you cant tell a supporter what happend! Workaround (#comments!): Always open a gnome-terminal as first step instead of pressing the installer icon! move the gnome-terminal […]

Ubuntu 13.04 Bug: gvfs smb Nautilus freeze hangs on copy files from a Samba Share

gvfs-smb Bug #1075923 (seen on Debian+Ubuntu+Centos..more..) Workaround: downgrade gvfs-* to Version 1.12 of 12.10 with: add /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main deb-src http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main run: sudo apt-get update install synaptic: sudo apt-get install synaptic run synaptic: sudo synaptic remove all gvfs-* nautilus with synaptics (REALLY CHECK ALL! see “dpkg -l | grep gvfs”) search gvfs-*, select, press CTRL+E (Force Menu) select: gvfs-* Versions 1.12 install by run install button search and install nautilus again.. Voila…Test Nautilus copy 1TB Files without freeze

Hardware Bugs: Seagate ST3000DM001 9YN166 3TB Drives Click Noise

Problem: My brand new Seagate Drives running as Raid1 with two Seagate ST3000DM001-9YN166 on Debian clicks sometimes. Background: Noise is made by parking heads and spin control by the firmware, often seen on Home NAS (Update 2017: The Firmware of this Generation is buggy, Fault rate 70% after 2 Years) Solution: go to Manufacter Site and download the firmware update iso burn it to CD reboot the PC on this CD, using Freedos and the Update tool update the firmware and reboot to Linux again edit with sudo vi /etc/rc.conf /sbin/hdparm -W 0 /dev/sda #Systemdrive disable Cache against Powerloss! /sbin/hdparm […]