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Security Linux News for Aug 02, 2002

  • Computerworld.NZ: Site 'Hypes' Linux Hacks (Aug 02, 2002, 22:00)
    "Chris Hegan, general manager of Auckland Linux consultancy Asterisk, says the survey, by British self-described 'digital risk specialist' Mi2g, amounts to scaremongering..."

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: mpack (Aug 02, 2002, 18:57)
    "Eckehard Berns discovered a buffer overflow in the munpack program which is used for decoding (respectively) binary files in MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) format mail messages..."

  • SOT Linux Advisory: openssl (Aug 02, 2002, 15:08)
    "The client master key in SSL2 could be oversized and overrun a buffer..."

  • ZDNet UK: Monitor Linux Routers and Firewalls with MRTG (Aug 02, 2002, 13:00)
    "MRTG doesn't have all the bells and whistles of commercial monitoring software, but it does the job well and is definitely worth considering as part of your network monitoring activities"

  • Slackware Linux Advisory: apache, glibc, mod_ssl, openssh, openssl, and php (Aug 02, 2002, 03:22)
    "Several security updates are now available for Slackware 8.1, including updated packages for Apache, glibc, mod_ssl, openssh, openssl, and php."

  • SuSE Linux Advisory: wwwoffle (Aug 02, 2002, 03:20)
    "The parsing code of wwwoffled that processes HTTP PUT and POST requests fails to handle a Content Length value smaller then -1. It is believed that an attacker could exploit this bug to gain remote wwwrun access to the system wwwoffled is running on..."