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Security Linux News for Mar 11, 2002

  • LinuxSecurity.com: Significant Vulnerability [zlib] Afflicts Linux Systems (Mar 11, 2002, 21:12)
    "Today in a coordinated effort between all major Linux vendors, a vulnerability in the zlib library was announced, potentially affecting every installed Linux system in existance."

  • Debian Security Advisory: libapache-mod-ssl, apache-ssl (Mar 11, 2002, 19:22)
    "Ed Moyle recently found a buffer overflow in Apache-SSL and mod_ssl. With session caching enabled, mod_ssl will serialize SSL session variables to store them for later use. These variables were stored in a buffer of a fixed size without proper boundary checks."

  • Debian Security Advisory: xtell (Mar 11, 2002, 19:19)
    "Several security related problems have been found in the xtell package, a simple messaging client and server. In detail, these problems contain several buffer overflows, a problem in connection with symbolic links, unauthorized directory traversal when the path contains ".."."