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Security Linux News for Nov 20, 1999

  • Ext2: How are security exploits found? (Nov 20, 1999, 19:11)
    "Have you ever wondered how your vendor knows that a new exploit is out and that they should patch the offending package and issue a security fix?"

  • Red Hat Security Advisory: Denial of service attack in syslogd (Nov 20, 1999, 18:04)
    "The syslog daemon by default used unix domain stream sockets for receiving local log connections. By opening a large number of connections to the log daemon, the user could make the system unresponsive."