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Security Linux News for May 30, 2001

  • Progeny Security Advisory: gnupg format string vulnerability (May 30, 2001, 23:26)
    "Gnu Privacy Guard (GnuPG, aka GPG) is an encryption program that provides functionality similar to PGP. It contains a format string vulnerability that can be used to invoke shell commands with the currently logged-on user's privileges."

  • EnGarde Secure Linux Security Advisory: gnupg format string vulnerability (May 30, 2001, 19:45)
    "There is a format string vulnerability in gnupg which can allow an attacker to exploit a victim by sending them a malicious encrypted message. The attack takes place when the victim attempts to decrypt this message."

  • Network Monitoring with Dsniff (May 30, 2001, 14:00)
    When you're paying for bandwidth, you want to make sure that it's efficiently used -- which is why tools like dsniff are so valuable. In this tutorial, Duane Dunston explains how to implement dsniff and why it's important to monitor network traffic.