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Security Linux News for Sep 12, 2001

  • VNUNet: Linux users in Trojan debate (Sep 12, 2001, 22:39)
    "Judging by the growing number of Linux and other operating system machines exploited every month, there are an increasing number of "poorly administered" Linux boxes out there. Figures from Attrition up until April show that around 300 Linux boxes are exploited every month. This is less than the figure for NT boxes, but it is still worrying."

  • Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - uucp (Sep 12, 2001, 01:00)
    "zen-parse found a vulnerability in the command-line argument handling of uucp which can be exploited by a local user to obtain uid/gid uucp."