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Security Linux News for Jun 07, 2001

  • Conectiva Linux Security Announcement: Fix for two gnupg vulnerabilities (Jun 07, 2001, 21:32)
    Versions prior to 1.0.5 have a vulnerability that would allow an attacker to obtain the unencrypted private key of an user. Versions prior to 1.0.6 have a format string vulnerability that allows the execution of arbitrary code just by decrypting an encrypted file with a special filename.

  • Linux.com: Introduction to Port Scanning (Jun 07, 2001, 21:00)
    Those of you who are parents know that the surest and fastest way to get a kid to do your bidding is to tell them not to do it. Keep that in mind as you read this article on port scanning, as you'll be warned time and time again that you shouldn't really be port scanning other machines, but rather port scanning your own PC to close any security holes.