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LinuxSecurity.com: Linux Security Week, July 24, 2000

Jul 24, 2000, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Wreski)

"This week, advisories for the nfs-utils vulnerability were released. Although there are currently no known exploits for this bug, in theory, it can be used for gaining root access remotely. Advisories for nkitb, LISTSERV, wu-ftpd, gpm, and dhcp were also released."

"In the news, a paper "Deploying Portsentry" provides a step by step guide to setting up the popular port-scan detection package, Portsentry. The paper explains how to configure the portsentry.conf file, advanced stealth options, advanced_exclude response options, and how to configure external commands (retaliation scripts). If you have not installed portsentry, you may want to consider obtaining it."

"Our feature this week, "Advanced Access Control with the Trustees Project," by Dave Wreski, is an interview with Slava Zavadsky regarding the work his organization has done. The Linux Trustees Project is an effort to create improved access control and advanced file permission management similar to other operating systems."

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