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Security Linux News for Feb 02, 2001

  • Remote vulnerability in gnuserv/XEmacs (Feb 02, 2001, 23:12)
    "All currently available versions of gnuserv for unix prior to 3.12 are vulnerable to remote exploit due to a buffer overflow and weak security. Gnuserv is a remote control facility for Emacsen. Gnuserv ships with XEmacs but is also available stand-alone from various sources for use with GNU Emacs."

  • VNU Net: US security agency (NSA) eyes open source (Feb 02, 2001, 20:09)
    "Open source software plays an increasingly important role in federal IT systems, and NSA's security experts are also making a valuable contribution to the open source community," said Jeffery Hunker, senior director for critical infrastructure at the White House National Security Council."

  • LinuxSecurity.com: Linux Advisory Watch - February 2nd 2001 (Feb 02, 2001, 09:05)
    "Linux Advisory Watch is a comprehensive newsletter that outlines the security vulnerabilities that have been announced throughout the week. It includes pointers to updated packages and descriptions of each vulnerability."

  • Security Portal: Weekly Security Tools Digest 2001/01/26 to 2001/02/01 (Feb 02, 2001, 09:02)
    "Auditing and Intrusion Monitoring tools include Nessus, Snort, Saint, Titan, Chkrootkit and 7 other tools."

  • LinuxPPC.org: Security Advisory -- bind (Feb 02, 2001, 07:59)
    The vulnerability is present when BIND recieves queries via the UDP transport protocol.