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Security Linux News for Nov 29, 2000

  • AllLinuxDevices: Security Review: VelociRaptor Firewall Kicks! (Nov 29, 2000, 22:43)
    "Though Veloci- Raptor is a late entrant into this market, the birth of this beasty box is going to give prior market entrants, including the CheckPoint based Nokia IP650, a run for the money. An enhanced version of AXENT's Raptor Firewall software, sitting on top of a pre-hardened Linux operating system, VelociRaptor hardware uses the sleek, 1 rack unit high, show-offy Cobalt based line of server appliances."

  • O'Reilly Network: Insecurities in a Nutshell: Koules Local Root Exploit And More (Nov 29, 2000, 16:29)
    "It has been reported that there is a local root vulnerability and exploit for the SVGA game Koules. ... The Oracle Connection Manager Control binary (cmctl) has a local exploit that allows any user to become the user and group that Oracle is installed under. ...mgetty has a vulnerability that can permit a local user to create or overwrite any file on the system."

  • Debian Security Advisory: ed symlink attack (Nov 29, 2000, 06:09)
    "Alan Cox discovered that GNU ed (a classed line editor tool) created temporary files unsafely. This has been fixed in version 0.2-18.1."