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Security Linux News for Nov 09, 2000

  • Red Hat Security Advisory: Updated usermode packages available (Nov 09, 2000, 21:09)
    "The usermode package contains a binary (/usr/bin/userhelper), which is used to control access to programs which are to be executed as root. Because programs invoked by userhelper are not actually running setuid-root, security measures built into recent versions of glibc are not active."

  • LinuxProgramming.com: Book Review: Secrets & Lies (Nov 09, 2000, 19:25)
    "A must read book for anyone who uses a networked computer, particularly those creating programs that will be used in that environment."

  • Red Hat Security Advisory: Updated usermode packages available (Oct 09, 2000, 20:23)
    "The usermode package contains a binary (/usr/bin/userhelper), which is used to control access to programs which are to be executed as root. Because programs invoked by userhelper are not actually running setuid-root, security measures built into recent versions of glibc are not active."