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Security Linux News for Feb 18, 2004

  • Fedora Core Advisory: kernel (Feb 18, 2004, 23:59)
    "Paul Starzetz discovered a flaw in return value checking in mremap() in the Linux kernel versions 2.4.24 and previous that may allow a local attacker to gain root privileges..."

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisories: kernel (Feb 18, 2004, 22:59)
    Four security advisories from the Debian Project regarding a multitude of kernel packages.

  • Slackware Linux Advisories: kernel, metamail (Feb 18, 2004, 21:59)
    Two security advisories from Slackware Linux.

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: kernel (Feb 18, 2004, 20:59)
    "Updated kernel packages that fix security vulnerabilities which may allow local users to gain root privileges are now available..."

  • LinuxGazette.com: Using GnuPG, Part I (Feb 18, 2004, 07:00)
    "In today's world, communication has broken all previous time and distance limits. Now you can talk with someone in real-time no matter how far away he is. That advantage has also brought some major problems with itself..."

  • FedoraNews.org: Tripwire on Your Fedora Box (Feb 18, 2004, 06:15)
    "This is an introductory article for novice users who are interested in installing Tripwire on their Fedora Box..."