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Security Linux News for May 11, 2001

  • Debian Security Advisory: gftp remote exploit (May 11, 2001, 14:45)
    "The gftp package as distributed with Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 has a problem in its logging code: it logged data received from the network but it did not protect itself from printf format attacks. An attacker can use this by making a FTP server return special responses that exploit this."

  • AsiaBizTech: Linux Players Call for Government Support (May 11, 2001, 14:30)
    The spread of Linux as a server Internet appliance OS in Asia has prompted a group to ask that the Taiwanese government include Linux in its procurement plans to stay competitive with China. If things go as they've requested, the government would have Linux deployed throughout 20% of its departments by 2004.

  • LinuxSecurity.com: Linux Advisory Watch - May 11th 2001 (May 11, 2001, 14:00)
    "This week, advisories were released for minicom, cron, zope, man-db, gftp, samba, pine, glibc, nedit, sgmltool, netscape, xntp3, vixie-cron, analog, dialog, cvsweb, dhcp, squid, ncurses, and ed. The vendors include Caldera, Conectiva, Debian, EnGarde, Mandrake, Red Hat, SuSE, and TurboLinux. It was a busy week for most vendors, especially Turbo Linux. If you are using any of these distributions, we highly recommend you update all vulnerable packages."