Security Linux News for Mar 30, 2001
Security Portal: Weekly Security Tools Digest 2001/03/23 to 2001/03/29 (Mar 30, 2001, 21:40)
"Firewalls for UNIX/Linux/BSD & Cross-platform include Zorp,
IPtables Linux Firewall and rTables Linux Firewall."
Immunix OS Security Advisory: kerberos (Mar 30, 2001, 21:34)
"RedHat has released updated kerberos packages that fixes a
number of logical and temp file problems."
Immunix OS Security Advisory: vim (Mar 30, 2001, 21:31)
"An attacker could embed malicious VIM control codes into a
file, and as soon as any user opened that file in vim-enhanced or
vim-X11 with the status line option enabled in .vimrc, the commands
would be executed as that user."
UPDATED: Linux to become official OS of choice in Norway? (Mar 30, 2001, 20:10)
"Seen in this article in a Norwegian news paper, Statskonsult (a
consulting department of the Norwegian government) is recommending
that Linux is to be introduced into all schools and public
institutions." [ Reader Jon Grov has contributed a translation
of the last few paragraphs of the recommendation, which does,
indeed, advocate such things as release of all government-developed
software as free software and says "open standards implemented as
free software should be required in the infrastructure used by the
government as Free Software." Thanks, Jon ]
LinuxPlanet: DistributionWatch Review: SmoothWall Linux 0.9.8 (Mar 30, 2001, 13:04)
The need for security in an increasingly insecure world is
growing ever greater. Linux, often touted as one of the more secure
platforms, still has its security flaws. SmoothWall Linux is a
solution that has systematically removed many of these flaws by
shipping a solid, cohesive distribution that has only one thing on
its list of things to do: protect your network. Brian Proffitt
reviews the latest version, which was released today.
LinuxPR: Open Docs Publishing announces "Red Hat Linux: Security and Optimization" (Mar 30, 2001, 07:55)
"The new edition takes into account the feedback we received on
the original book. A suite of new authors and a refined purpose
will make the new book even better."