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Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 22, 2001

  • Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: expect update (Nov 22, 2001, 19:30)
    "A packaging problem that can lead to a root compromise existed in the expect package as provided in Mandrake Linux 8.1. expect would look for libraries in the directory /home/snailtalk/tmp/tcltk-root/usr/lib before any other and if such a user existed on the system, with rogue libraries, if root were to execute expect, a compromise could occur."

  • Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: squid update (Nov 22, 2001, 19:28)
    "Vladimir Ivaschenko found a problem in the squid proxy server. Certain FTP requests could cause the squid daemon to abort, making it unavailable for a few seconds. If enough of these requests are sent in a short period of time, the squid daemon will not restart itself."

  • Debian Weekly News - November 21st, 2001 (Nov 22, 2001, 03:15)
    This week: Bug Tracking System, Spellchecking, Freeze Update, Boot-Floppies

  • Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter - Issue #19 (Nov 22, 2001, 01:19)
    This Week's Summary: Mandrake Linux Gamer's Edition -- An Ideal Christmas Gift!; Mandrake OEM Program Details; Financial Corner; Mandrake in the News; What's Cooking at MandrakeSoft?; Business Case of the Week; Headlines from MandrakeForum.