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Security Linux News for Apr 04, 2001

  • ITWorld: Joe Barr gets cracked and recovers with NMAP (Apr 04, 2001, 23:00)
    "Call it baud karma. Call it carelessness. Call it inevitable. I was 0wn3d and didn't know it."

  • SANS.org: New Linux Worm Adore (Apr 04, 2001, 18:04)
    "Adore is a worm that we originally called the Red Worm. It is similar to the Ramen and Lion worms. Adore scans the Internet checking Linux hosts to determine whether they are vulnerable to any of the following well-known exploits: LPRng, rpc-statd, wu-ftpd and BIND. LPRng is installed by default on Red Hat 7.0 systems. From the reports so far, Adore appears to have started its spread on April 1."

  • Caldera Security Advisory: Security update: several security problems in linux (Apr 04, 2001, 15:32)
    "During code audits of the Linux Kernel several security problems have been found. Some of them allow a local attacker to gain root privileges through race conditions, others allow reading and possibly writing of random kernel memory. With these patches now being available in the 2.2.19 kernel, this update backports them to the kernels used in our products."

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.2.19 release notes (Apr 04, 2001, 01:01)
    Linux kernel 2.2.19 was announced on 3/27. These are the notes for that release.