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Security Linux News for Dec 12, 2001

  • Debian Security Advisory: postfix memory exhaustion (Dec 12, 2001, 16:57)
    "Wietse Venema reported he found a denial of service vulnerability in postfix. The SMTP session log that postfix keeps for debugging purposes could grow to an unreasonable size."

  • IBM alphaWorks: A Bit Cypher(ABC) - an unbreakable data cypher (Dec 12, 2001, 07:40)
    "A Bit Cypher (ABC) is a program that runs on Linux that can takes any data file and transform it to a cyphered form that is "reasonably" unbreakable. Given the key used for cyphering, ABC can take the cyphered form and reproduce the original file exactly."