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Security Linux News for Dec 11, 2000

  • Linux.com: Matt Michie's Security Outlook: Part I (Dec 11, 2000, 19:02)
    "This series of articles will guide a fledgling Linux system admin through entry level computer security routines. ... In this first article, I will outline threats to which a sysadmin should immediately respond. The three basic areas of vulnerability are physical access, local area network access, and remote access."

  • LinuxSecurity.com: Linux Security Week - December 11th 2000 (Dec 11, 2000, 09:06)
    "It is critical that you update all vulnerable packages to reduce the risk of being compromised."

  • Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - joe (Dec 11, 2000, 08:30)
    "An attacker could create a symbolic link called DEADJOE in a directory and link it to sensitive system files. If the root user runs joe from that directory, and the program exits abnormally, it would add data to this sensitive file, probably corrupting it."

  • Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - ghostscript (Dec 11, 2000, 08:25)
    This is a specific update for Conectiva Linux 6.0, previous versions have already been updated.