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Security Linux News for Sep 21, 2001

  • NewsForge: Fritz Hollings (D-Disney) avoids talking about SSSCA (Sep 21, 2001, 12:04)
    "Picture a future where distributing Linux is a crime punishable by a hefty fine and a prison sentence. If that sounds ridiculous, then you haven't run into the Security Systems Standards and Certification Act . It's the very latest -- and bizarre -- word in political back-scratching from one of South Carolina's U.S. senators. And he'd rather not talk about it, thank you very much."

  • SuSE Security Announcement: wmaker/WindowMaker (Sep 21, 2001, 02:06)
    "The window manager Window Maker was found vulnerable to a buffer overflow due to improper bounds checking when setting the window title. An attacker can remotely exploit this buffer overflow by using malicious web page titles or terminal escape sequences to set a excessively long window title. This attack can lead to remote command execution with the privileges of the user running Window Maker."