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Security Linux News for Oct 24, 2002

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: ypserv (Oct 24, 2002, 20:26)
    "Updated ypserv packages which fix a memory leak are now available for Red Hat Linux 7.x and 6.2..."

  • ZDNet Australia: Top Linux/UNIX Security Threats (Oct 24, 2002, 19:00)
    "It's depressing for security professionals to see just how many of the vulnerabilities on the new SANS/FBI Top 20 List have CVE numbers in the 1999-xxxx range--meaning that they were identified and fixed years ago on some systems..."

  • Gentoo Linux Advisories: xfree, zope (Oct 24, 2002, 18:59)
    Two security advisories from Gentoo Linux.

  • Caldera SCO Linux Advisory: webalizer (Oct 24, 2002, 17:26)
    "Using a buffer overflow in this reverse lookup code, an attacker with a rogue DNS server can gain root access to the machine running webalizer..."

  • Linuxguru.net: WINE: A New Place for KLEZ to Play (Oct 24, 2002, 11:30)
    " The WINE project is becoming increasingly popular and useful to those who would continue to use proprietary, free, and unported opensource software available only for Microsoft Windows...WINE is obviously mature enough to handle the more advanced code that a virus usually contains. This is a 'case study' of such an infection..."