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Security Linux News for Aug 08, 2002

  • Conectiva Linux Advisory: openssl (Aug 08, 2002, 20:23)
    In the last update announcement: CLSA-2002:513 from 07/31/2002, the fix for the ASN.1 string parsing did not fully eliminate the vulnerability. This new update includes the fixes from the openssl development version (CVS).

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: dietlibc (Aug 08, 2002, 20:12)
    "The upstream author of dietlibc, Felix von Leitner, discovered a potential division by zero chance in the fwrite and calloc integer overflow checks, which are fixed in the version below. The new version includes fixes from DSA 146-1..." [This supercedes the earlier announcement made today about dietlibc. ed.]

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: dietlibc (Aug 08, 2002, 17:26)
    "An integer overflow bug has been discovered in the RPC library used by dietlibc, a libc optimized for small size, which is derived from the SunRPC library..."

  • Linux Gazette: Secure and Robust Computer Systems for Primary and Secondary Schools (Aug 08, 2002, 13:00)
    "Providing the necessary level of technical expertise is quite expensive and consequently rather rare in our school systems. In fact, many of the primary and secondary schools in the USA have computer facilities that are in dire straits..."