LinuxSecurity.com: Linux Security Week - June 11th, 2001
Jun 11, 2001, 13:48 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Benjamin D. Thomas)
"This week, the most interesting news items include
"ICMP UsageIn Scanning v3.0," "Securing The New Perimeter,"
"Recovering froman attack," and "The Social Engineer." With the
exception of thefirst article mentioned, the articles provide a
good introduction to each topic and are intended toward novice
This week, advisories were released for gnupg, ispell, and
xinetd. Thevendors include Conectiva, Red Hat, and SuSE. It seems
to bea rather slowweek, but that does not mean that vulnerabilities
do notexist. Weeks suchas this are a good time to go back and
evaluateadvisories from previousweeks. Did you miss one? Are you
runningthe most current stable packages?It is often a good idea to
go backand check previous newsletters and makesure that all
packages are up-to-date."