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Security Linux News for Feb 07, 2002

  • Debian Security Advisory: wmtv (Feb 07, 2002, 22:04)
    "Nicolas Boullis found some security problems in the wmtv package (a dockable video4linux TV player for windowmaker) which is distributed in Debian GNU/Linux 2.2. With the current version of wmtv, the configuration file is written back as the superuser, and without any further checks. A mailicious user might use that to damage important files."

  • Linux Weekly News for February 7, 2002 (Feb 07, 2002, 15:08)
    This week: GNOME and .NET; Who is really the most secure?; Checking for root kits; Sardonix security auditing portal; Linus tries BitKeeper; the radix tree page cache; more.

  • LinuxSecurity.com: Vulnerabilities (and Possible GPL Violations) in Astaro Security Linux (Feb 07, 2002, 05:57)
    "Several serious theoretical and practical security vulnerabilities, alleged GPL license violations, and more were found in Astaro "secure" Linux. Joerg Luebbert writes, "Some of the vulnerabilities might be local and some might argue about that Astaro Security Linux is a Firewall and no server... but as it uses SSHD it could always be that the "loginuser" account might have been compromised and shell access granted."