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Security Linux News for Feb 12, 2002

  • internetnews.com: CERT Warns of Flaw in Popular Network Protocol (Feb 12, 2002, 21:49)
    "The CERT coordination center issued an advisory to all network administrators of a flaw in the simple network management protocol (SNMP), the protocol used to remotely administer routers, switches and network management systems. The problem is especially vexing because it can't be pinned down to one specific vendor, as is often the case with security vulnerabilities, but must be corrected by many vendors."

  • LinuxSecurity.com: Using Chroot Securely (Feb 12, 2002, 15:01)
    "Is it possible to break out of chroot solitary confinement? Yes, if certain conditions are met. In this paper we will analyze what chroot is good for and also what chroot is bad for."