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Security Linux News for Jul 02, 2000

  • Debian Security Advisory: Package: canna (Jul 02, 2000, 20:38)
    "The canna package as distributed in Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 can be remotely exploited to gain access. This could be done by overflowing a buffer by sending a SR_INIT command with a very long usernamd or groupname."

  • AppWatch: WU-FTPD 2.6.1 released (Jul 02, 2000, 16:39)
    "This release fixes the recent root compromise problems discovered in version 2.6.0, and includes other fixes and improvements."

  • Conectiva Linux Security Announcement: Package: dump (Jul 02, 2000, 12:22)
    "There is a buffer overflow in the restore program < 0.4b17. Being SUID root in our default installation, an attacker can exploit this to gain root privileges. There was also an issue where the computer could be in a non-response state for a few seconds."