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Security Linux News for Nov 23, 2000

  • TechRepublic: Mastering system accounting in Linux (Nov 23, 2000, 16:37)
    "One of the first skills a Linux administrator should develop is the ability to monitor user activity on a Linux system. This skill often provides a first line of defense in discovering unauthorized activity. This Daily Drill Down discusses the monitoring tools that are available as part of the Linux operating system and demonstrates how to employ system accounting procedures to enhance system security."

  • Red Hat Security Advisory: new modutils release addresses more local root compromise possibilities (Nov 23, 2000, 00:59)
    "The previous packages of modutils released to address a local root compromise contained an error in new safe guards that caused them to not properly be enabled when run as root from the kmod process."