Security Linux News for Mar 17, 2004
NewsForge: Immunix Stops Selling Secure Linux OS, Concentrates on Security Appliances (Mar 17, 2004, 21:30)
"According to Immunix COO Frank Rego, his company's decision to
stop selling Immunix Linux wasn't a sudden shift but 'more of a
Netwosix Linux Advisory: openssl (Mar 17, 2004, 20:29)
"Versions 0.9.7a, 0.9.7b, and 0.9.7c of OpenSSL are affected by
SUSE Linux Advisory: openssl (Mar 17, 2004, 16:44)
"The first bug occurs during SSL/TLS handshake in the function
do_change_cipher_spec() due to a NULL pointer assignment..."
Debian GNU/Linux Advsiory: gdk-pixbuf (Mar 17, 2004, 15:59)
"Thomas Kristensen discovered a vulnerability in gdk-pixbuf
(binary package libgdk-pixbuf2), the GdkPixBuf image library for
Gtk, that can cause the surrounding application to crash..."
Linux Journal: Cooking with Linux: François, Can You Keep a Secret? (Mar 17, 2004, 13:00)
"Learn the fundamentals of public key encryption and how to plug
the GNU Privacy Guard in to your existing mailer..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Mainstream Means More Malicious Code for Linux (Mar 17, 2004, 12:00)
"Viruses and worms slither just as well on Linux as they do on
Windows. An expert explains whether mainstream use of Linux means
more trouble for enterprises already under siege..."
FalkoTimme.com: Chkrootkit-Portsentry-Howto (Mar 17, 2004, 08:00)
"This document describes how to install chkrootkit and
portsentry. It should work (maybe with slight changes concerning
paths etc.) on all *nix operating systems..."
SysAdmin: Linux Memory Forensics (Mar 17, 2004, 03:00)
"Forensic analysis is the investigation of an event that
involves looking for evidence and interpreting that
The Register: Explosive Cold War Trojan Has Lessons for Open Source Exporters (Mar 17, 2004, 02:00)
"Some commentators have castigated China for protecting its own
fledgling tech industry. But that excludes the country's very
understandable security concerns..."