Security Linux News for Apr 20, 2000
Linux.com: LILO Security Tips (Apr 20, 2000, 18:56)
"There are several techniques to minimize the risk of passing
LILO arguments at boot time and booting the system in single user
mode to get the root shell."
Security Portal: SQL: Friend and Foe (Apr 20, 2000, 16:57)
"A skeleton key to the most widely used databases, Standard
Query Language may protect or may breach security. Its double-edged
nature arises from SQL's ease of use, its power to uncover hidden
relationships among data, and its occasionally neglected security
Bell-Labs.com: Bell Labs' Free Linux Software Foils the Most Common Computer Security Attack (Apr 20, 2000, 16:42)
"Lucent's Libsafe software prevents electronic intruders from
overflowing an application program's buffer memory to gain
unauthorized access to a computer."
DevShed: Webserver Security (Part I) (Apr 20, 2000, 16:33)
"What are the most common problems leading to insecure
webservers and how does one avoid them? How can one as a customer
or end user recognize if a server fullfills the most elemental
ZDNet: DoS attacks: What really happened (Apr 20, 2000, 15:56)
"The custom distributed denial of service tool used to attack
CNN... sent so-called synchronization packets, or attempts to
connect, to random ports, ranging from 2 to 400. That meant each
packet had to be approved by the access control list... Quickly,
the router's memory was consumed and stopped functioning."
O'Reilly Network: Why Should This Linux Installation Be Different From All the Others? (Apr 20, 2000, 14:58)
"Every time I perform a Linux installation, I feel I'm on a
journey to the Promised Land. The problem is that I'm afraid it
will take me 40 years."
Linux.com: Secure Remote Connections (Apr 20, 2000, 14:07)
"Security is just another way that Linux is able to step up and
provide enterprise level services for organizations of all
BW: Symantec Extends Award-Winning Anti-Virus Protection to Linux Platform (Apr 20, 2000, 12:30)
"Award-winning Norton AntiVirus now scans and analyzes files in
the ELF file format -- the format used by the Linux platform."
LinuxWorld: The Gates of Hades - Microsoft attempts to co-opt Kerberos (Apr 20, 2000, 00:24)
"Microsoft's skill at using its Windows monopoly to kill
competitors is legendary, and now Kerberos seems to be the next