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Security Linux News for Nov 24, 1999

  • EU Commissioner: The solution to this problem...lies in non-proprietary and open source systems (Nov 24, 1999, 22:31)
    "Erkki Liikanen Commissioner for Enterprise and Information Society European Commission state in his speech at Information Security Solutions Europe (ISSE 99) Berlin, 4 October 1999 that the solution to the problem concerning secure payment systems is non-proprietary and open source systems."

  • Security Portal: Securing your name servers (Nov 24, 1999, 17:18)
    "Recently a root hack for Bind 8.x came out (that has now been fixed with version 8.2.2PL3 and up...). This is pretty bad since almost all DNS servers on the Internet run Bind, and this makes it pretty widespread, but there is an even worse problem."

  • Caldera Security Advisory: DoS with sysklogd, glibc (Nov 24, 1999, 07:10)
    "Unfortunately, the current syslogd has a problem by which any user on the local host can mount a denial of service attack that effectively stops all logging. Since all programs that want to send logging information to syslogd block until they're able to establish a connection to syslogd, this will make programs such as login, su, sendmail, telnetd, etc hang indefinitely."

  • Red Hat Security Advisory: new initscripts packages available (Nov 24, 1999, 06:40)
    "A /tmp race existed in /etc/profile.d/lang.csh. Users who had csh/tcsh as their login shell could be vulnerable to having arbitrary shell code run by their shell on login."

  • Red Hat Security Advisory: new initscripts packages available (Nov 23, 1999, 20:27)
    "A /tmp race existed in /etc/profile.d/lang.csh. Users who had csh/tcsh as their login shell could be vulnerable to having arbitrary shell code run by their shell on login."