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Security Linux News for Feb 24, 2004

  • eWeek: Is Open-Source Code Really Examined for Security Any More Than Closed-Source? (Feb 24, 2004, 22:00)
    "In fact, there's no reason to believe that closed-source companies can't do a good code review, and not a lot of reason to assume that open-source projects are getting all the code review that people think they get..."

  • Mandrake Linux Advisory: kernel (Feb 24, 2004, 21:59)
    "Paul Staretz discovered a flaw in return value checking in the mremap() function in the Linux kernel, versions 2.4.24 and previous that could allow a local user to obtain root privileges..."

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: metamail (Feb 24, 2004, 21:53)
    "Ulf Härnhammar discovered two format string bugs (CAN-2004-0104) and two buffer overflow bugs (CAN-2004-0105) in metamail, an implementation of MIME..."