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Security Linux News for Jun 08, 2001

  • Caldera Security Advisory: gnupg (Jun 08, 2001, 23:12)
    "There is a format string problem in the printing of filenames of GnuPG. It is possible that a remote attacker creates a mailmessage that when opened with a mailprogram exploits the problem and allows the attacker to gain access to the users account."

  • EnGarde Secure Linux (Jun 08, 2001, 18:52)
    UnixReview examines EnGarde Secure Linux and says "probably the most secure Linux distribution I've seen."

  • Linux Advisory Watch - June 8th 2001 (Jun 08, 2001, 13:11)
    "This week, advisories were released for gnupg, ispell, and xinetd. The vendors include Conectiva, Red Hat, and SuSE. It seems to be a rather slow week, but that does not mean that vulnerabilities do not exist."

  • Red Hat Security Advisory: Updated GnuPG packages available (Jun 08, 2001, 03:19)
    "These updates include fixes for the recently-discovered format string vulnerability."