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Security Linux News for Jan 03, 2002

  • Vulnerability in encrypted loop device for Linux (Jan 03, 2002, 15:55)
    "The following text describes a security hole in the encrypted loop device for Linux. Because of it, an attacker is able to modify the content of the encrypted device without being detected. This text proposes to fix the hole by authenticating the device."

  • Linux Journal: A Rough Year for SSH (Jan 03, 2002, 10:21)
    "Just as 2000 was a rough year for firewalls, with holes blown in both commercial and open-source products, 2001 was a most uncomfortable year for the secure shell, or ssh. Several groups focused their attentions on this cornerstone of the net, and several problems emerged. ssh has emerged from this scrutiny a stronger product."

  • Debian Security Advisory: mutt (Sparc update) (Jan 03, 2002, 05:25)
    "The sparc binary for the mutt security fix described in DSA-096-1 is now available."