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Security Linux News for Dec 13, 2001

  • Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - sasl (Dec 13, 2001, 20:34)
    "Kari Hurtta reported[1] a format string bug[2] in one of the logging functions that could be exploited by an attacker to gain access to a machine or to acquire higher privileges."

  • Caldera Security Update: Remote vulnerability in OpenSSH (Dec 13, 2001, 20:10)
    "The OpenSSH team has reported a vulnerability in the OpenSSH server that allows remote attackers to obtain root privilege if the server has the UseLogin option enabled. This option is off by default on OpenLinux, so a default installation is not vulnerable."

  • Linux Weekly News for December 13, 2001 (Dec 13, 2001, 13:47)
    This week: An alternate Microsoft remedy; OpenOffice; Linux insider activity; Governments choose Linux, security reports & updates, AES standard published; Got KRUD?; Installing Debian Linux on a Dell Laptop; more.