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Security Linux News for Sep 18, 2000

  • Mozilla.org: Network Security Services 3.1 (Sep 18, 2000, 21:47)
    "Network Security Services (NSS) is a set of libraries designed to support cross-platform development of security-enabled client and server applications."

  • Net-Security.org: Securing a RedHat Linux 6.2 machine (Basics) (Sep 18, 2000, 20:43)
    "This article will cover the basics of making a virgin redhat install more or less secure before putting it on the internet."

  • Red Hat Security Advisory: syslog format vulnerability in klogd (Sep 18, 2000, 20:35)
    "Various vulnerabilities exist in syslogd/klogd. By exploiting these vulnerabilities, it could be possible for local users to gain root access."

  • Security Portal: Introduction to Encryption (Sep 18, 2000, 19:57)
    "There is no one single way to encrypt a file. Hundreds of ciphers exist today and many more are being developed every year."

  • VNU Net: Red Hat Plans Automated Security Updates (Sep 18, 2000, 17:03)
    "Red Hat has revealed that it plans to include a service with its distribution of Linux that will automatically update systems with the latest security patches. The move comes after a warning from security advisory group Cert last weekend of widespread attacks on internet servers that target security vulnerabilities for which fixes are readily available. A large number of hosts, many of them running Red Hat Linux, have been affected, according to Cert."

  • LinuxSecurity.com: Linux Security Week, September 18th 2000 (Sep 18, 2000, 05:57)
    "This week, several interesting papers were released. "Using Postfix for Secure SMTP Gateways," by Mick Bauer and Brenno de Winter, is particularly helpful to administrators new to postfix."

  • Security Portal: Weekly Linux Security Digest 2000/09/11 to 2000/09/17 (Sep 18, 2000, 05:51)
    "The big news this week is that Debian is phasing out support for Slink (2.1). Debian 2.2 has been out for a few weeks now, and it is reasonable that users should upgrade to the latest official stable software - see the Debian section for more information."