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LinuxSecurity.com: Linux Security Week - November 20th 2000

Nov 20, 2000, 08:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Benjamin D. Thomas)

"This week during the election hoop-lah, a few good articles were released. They include " Building Linux and OpenBSD Firewalls," "The ABCs of IDSs (Intrusion Detection Systems)," and "SSL In The Driver's Seat." Each cover different aspects of security. Also this week, various firms are warning of possible DoS attacks occurring during the Christmas holidays. It is never to early to begin preparing for this, or any other remote attack."

"This week, advisories were released for named, bind, gnupg, tcsh, ncurses, telnetd, nss_ldap, openssh, cups, modutiles, pine, and imap. The vendors include Caldera, Debian, FreeBSD, Mandrake, Conectiva, Immunix, Trustix, Red Hat, Slackware and SuSE. It is critical that you update all vulnerable packages to reduce the risk of being compromised. Many of the vulnerabilites described are root compromises. Also, if you are running bind/named, make sure that you upgrade so you are not vulnerable to DoS attacks."

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