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Security Linux News for Aug 14, 2003

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: linux-kernel-i386, linux-kernel-alpha (Aug 14, 2003, 20:54)
    "This advisory provides a correction to the previous kernel updates, which contained an error introduced in kernel-source-2.4.18 version 2.4.18-10. This error could result in a kernel 'oops' under certain circumstances involving POSIX locks and multithreaded programs..."

  • ZDNet UK: Free Software Servers Breached (Aug 14, 2003, 15:00)
    "A key server housing software used in Linux and other projects was open to an attacker for four months, creating fears that source code was compromised..."

  • CrossNodes: Spam and Viruses: Unholy Matrimony [Parts 1 & 2] (Aug 14, 2003, 09:00)
    "While the vast majority of viruses, Trojans, worms, and other malware are aimed at Windows, users of Linux, Unix, BSD, and MacOS should not be complacent. You never know where the next exploit will be aimed..."