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Security Portal: Weekly Linux Security Roundup - 2000/04/17 to 2000/04/23

Apr 24, 2000, 03:19 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kurt Seifried)

"A series of bad news announcements all week long and one really nasty piece of exploit code. WU-IMAPD has many problems, Emacs has issues, several other popular program such as Real Networks server, and Qpopper also have problems. I think it is safe to say people still haven't learned how to program and avoid buffer overflows yet. The good news is they're getting fixed, and there is a new software package out to help prevent them for Linux. Richard Stallman also posted a note to Bugtraq telling people to call it "GNU/Linux" instead of just "Linux". I'd also like the mass media to use "hacker" and "cracker" properly, but that won't happen either. There are several advisories included in this weeks edition so the length is abnormal, but they make for interesting reading."

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