Pengutronix at FrOSCon 2018
This year, a team from Pengutronix attended FrOSCon in St. Augustin for the first time. We took the opportunity to shake hands, talk about our latest developments and meet hackers interested in working with embedded Linux.
To show some of our work, we brought a demo for updating embedded devices with RAUC and hawkBIT and a Video Demo based on a fully open-source graphics stack with Etnaviv, Weston and GStreamer, cycling through four of the Blender Project's Open Movies in HD resolution.
Our hardware hacker had some fruitful discussions about electronic designs and possible use-cases for tools like our USB-SD-Mux, that makes the annoying juggling of SD cards between development host and target hardware a remnant of the past. When we started with that project, we would never have guessed that there was such a high demand for such a device, but from the large number of interested questions we gather that this is a niche that needs to be filled.
We also recognize that testing embedded devices is becoming an increasingly important and visible subject in the community. This motivates us to continue our efforts around this topic.
Besides that, our Penguin stickers and black pencils were popular as usual ;)
We'd like to thank FrOSCon Team for this great conference.
Wir wollen zum Bundesweiten Digitaltag am 18.6.2021 das Thema "Smarte Städte" ein bisschen von der technischen Seite beleuchten, aber keine Angst: es bleibt für alle verständlich.
Being able to robustly and securely update embedded systems and IoT devices in the field is a key requirement of every product today. The update framework RAUC is the basis for a modern and future-proof solution. In this showcase we present the basic principles of a fail-safe update system and how Pengutronix can support you with implement this for your platform.
"FOSDEM is a free event for software developers to meet, share ideas and collaborate. Every year, thousands of developers of free and open source software from all over the world gather at the event in Brussels. In 2021, they will gather online." -- FOSDEM
This release fixes a vulnerability in RAUC that can be exploited under certain circumstances to achieve a local privilege escalation. It provides both a mitigation for the vulnerability when using the existing bundle format as well as a new bundle format that uses dm-verity to continuously authenticate the update data while it is installed.
Now that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone has gotten used to digitalisation and online conferences - it has never been easier to organise a conference and bring together all experts and interested parties for a few hours of intensive exchange of ideas on a certain topic.
It's been 3 weeks ago now since the tag for RAUC 1.4 was created. But it is vacation time and so we have a good excuse for communicating things with some delay. Fortunately, the media team is back now and so also those of you who haven't noticed the new release yet will be informed about notable changes.