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Security Linux News for Nov 11, 2002

  • Gentoo Linux Advisory: kgpg (Nov 11, 2002, 20:24)
    "A bug in Kgpg's key generation affects all secret keys generated through Kgpg's wizard..."

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: PHP (Nov 11, 2002, 18:55)
    "PHP versions up to and including 4.2.2 contain vulnerabilities in the mail() function allowing local script authors to bypass safe mode restrictions and possibly allowing remote attackers to insert arbitrary mail headers and content into the message..."

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisories: squirrelmail, kdenetwork (Nov 11, 2002, 18:49)
    Two security advisories from the Debian Project.

  • The Register: Data Security for Linux Power Users (Nov 11, 2002, 13:00)
    "A couple of months ago I wrote a security howto for Linux newbies, the goal of which was to help people achieve decent security using easy and safe techniques. Now it's time to address you power users out there, by which I mean people comfortable with the command line, using a text editor from the console, and tweaking configuration files..."