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CVE-2019-9929 – internal authentication secrets leaked in logs

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Description The CFEngine engineering team has recently discovered a severe security issue in the CFEngine Enterprise product. CFEngine is using some internal secrets for authentication to the...
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CFEngine 3.12.2 LTS Released

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We are happy to release the 2nd update to the CFEngine 3.12 LTS series. This update comes with many important stability and performance improvements and is...
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How can I execute a command that uses command substitution in CFEngine?

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This was originally published here, it has been re-published with permission. How can I execute a command that uses command substitution in CFEngine? On the console I might...
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CFEngine 3.10.6 LTS Released

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We are now happy to release the 6th update to the CFEngine 3.10 LTS series. This update comes with many important stability and performance improvements and...
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Introducing cf-remote: Tooling to deploy CFEngine

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About a year ago, I wrote a small python script to automate installing and bootstrapping CFEngine on virtual machines in AWS. It had some hard coded...
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Using cf-runagent as non-root

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cf-runagent is a component for triggering remote agent runs using the CFEngine network protocol. It does not allow for arbitrary commands to be executed, but rather...
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Context-specific Security Settings

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CFEngine is very simple to set up and use, especially if all of the clients and the hub are going to be using the same promises....
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From black box magic to automation transparency

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The CFEngine policy analyzer is an awesome new service introduced in CFEngine 3.13. The policy analyzer allows you to quickly debug policies and inspect what is...
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Hacking custom variables for additional augments in CFEngine

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This post was syndicated with permission from the original source. CFEngine 3.12.0 introduced the augments key to the Augments file format. If you are not...
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CFEngine 3.12.1 LTS Released

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CFEngine 3.12.1 LTS has now been released. This release brings many stability and performance improvements to the 3.12 LTS series. It is a stable and well-tested...
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