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Security Linux News for Dec 14, 2001

  • Red Hat Security Advisory: Updated glibc packages are available (Dec 14, 2001, 22:42)
    "Updated glibc packages are available to fix an overflowable buffer and for 7.x to fix a couple of non-security related bugs."

  • BusinessWeek: Is Open-Source Security Software Safe? (Dec 14, 2001, 13:15)
    "On Dec. 11, the Waltham (Mass.)-based company rolled out a hardware security appliance that relies solely on open-source programs to protect customers. Guardent will use these appliances, priced at $1,500 a pop, to monitor and guard corporate networks. That's a fraction of the cost of most integrated security appliances."

  • Linux Journal: Setting up a VPN Gateway (Dec 14, 2001, 12:21)
    "The VPN firewall discussed in this article will run on just about any 486-or-better PC that has 16MB or more main memory and two Linux-compatible Ethernet network cards. The idea is to provide a starting point from a single, self-contained package that will allow you to create robust, secure, scalable and highly configurable VPNs that also are interoperable with many common commercial VPN implementations."