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Security Linux News for Sep 11, 2001

  • Caldera Security Advisory: uucp argument handling problems (Sep 11, 2001, 06:16)
    "There is a argument handling problem which allows a local attacker to gain access to the uucp group. Using this access the attacker could use badly written scripts to gain access to the root account."

  • SuSE Security Announcement: apache-contrib (Sep 11, 2001, 06:13)
    "The Apache module mod_auth_mysql 1.4,which is shipped since SuSE Linux 7.1, was found vulnerable to possible bypass authentication by MySQL command injection. An adversary could insert MySQL commands along with a password and these commands will be interpreted by MySQL while mod_auth_mysql is doing the password lookup in the database. A positive authentication could be returned."

  • Red Hat Security Advisory: New bugzilla packages are available (Sep 11, 2001, 06:10)
    "The updated bugzilla package fixes numerous security issues which were present in previous releases of bugzilla."