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Security Linux News for Dec 10, 2000

  • Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - tcsh (Dec 10, 2000, 23:54)
    This is a specific update for Conectiva Linux 6.0, previous versions were already updated.

  • Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: ed update (Dec 10, 2000, 19:14)
    "Alan Cox discovered that GNU ed (a classed line editor tool) creates temporary files unsafely."

  • Security Portal: Hex Editors: A Security Tool (Dec 10, 2000, 16:12)
    "Probably your reaction is that all this information is interesting, but what does it have to do with computer security?"

  • SunWorld: Security basics, Part 2 - More advice on file attribute bits and modes (Dec 10, 2000, 13:05)
    "While everyone knows that computers are binary, not many people understand the numbering systems that represent the binary numbers stored in computers, or the notational conventions used for displaying this information."

  • LinuxMonth: Sudo and other ways to avoid root! (Dec 10, 2000, 01:41)
    "When I first had my own Linux system, I learned early that most of the system setup tasks I need to do had to be done as root. Isn't it easier to log in as root and do all my work that way? It certainly was, and for a few months, I did exactly that. The problem was that I didn't know how to efficiently perform tasks as root without logging out and logging back in - ugh! Well, I've been using Linux for seven years and I've got a few technique