DevOps / SRE - Top Links Last Week

Week 16 - Issue #75

DevOps / SRE - Top Links Last Week
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Week 16 - Issue #75

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Announcing new simple query options in Cloud Logging

Logs Explorer adds a simple text search box for global text searches. Show/hide query toggle expands and closes Logging query language behind the query. Date/time display now respects date/time preferences set in Cloud Console settings. Dropdown selectors have also been improved to run the query each time a selection is made. This makes it easier to narrow logs quickly with each dropdown selection. For more complex queries, you can edit the query language directly.

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS features a real-time kernel for industrial applications, enterprise Active Directory, PCI-DSS, HIPAA, FIPS, and FedRAMP compliance – raising the bar for open source from cloud to cloud edge, IoT, and workstations. In addition, Ubuntu is deeply integrated into public clouds and optimized for performance, security, and ease of use. For example, confidential Computing is an essential new capability that significantly improves data protection and privacy in leading public clouds without requiring changes to existing application deployments.

Amazon Web Services fixes container escape in Log4Shell hotfix

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has fixed four security issues in its Log4Shell hot patch from December. Attackers could exploit the flaws through unprivileged processes to elevate privileges and execute code with root permissions. The vulnerabilities are currently tracked as high-severity risks with 8.8 out of 10. Amazon has also released a new advisory on the vulnerabilities above the official guidance to address the issues above. The fixes are not exclusive to Amazon resources and allow escaping a container in the environment and taking control of the host.

Laravel 9.9 Released

The Laravel team released 9.9.0 with a configurable pluralizer, getAllTables() support for SQLite and SQLServer, an Eloquent Builder convenience method, and the ability to call throw() in a PendingRequest. You can see the complete list of new features and updates below and the diff between 9.0 and 9.8.0 on GitHub. The following release notes are directly from the changelog. The release notes follow Laravel's latest version of the Laravel software.

Memray: a memory profiler for Python

Memory is a memory profiler for Python. It can track memory allocations in Python code, native extension modules, and the Python interpreter itself. Traces every function call so it can accurately represent the call stack, unlike sampling profilers. It also handles native calls in "`C/C++ "libraries, so the entire call stack is present in the results. Memory requires Python 3.7+ and can be easily installed using the most common Python packaging tools. Unfortunately, it only works on Linux and cannot be installed on other platforms.

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