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Security Linux News for Jul 08, 2004

  • eWeek: Mozilla Flaw Lets Links Run Arbitrary Programs (Jul 08, 2004, 22:45)
    "The Mozilla Foundation has confirmed findings that its Mozilla and Firefox browsers are vulnerable to attacks using the 'shell:' scheme, which execute arbitrary code under Windows without the user having to click a link..." [Ed. Note: Windows-only bug, but Mozilla is an open-source project...]

  • Gentoo Linux Advisories: Shorewall, libpng (Jul 08, 2004, 20:29)
    Two security advisories from Gentoo Technologies.

  • LinuxGazette.net: Front and Back: KGPG and GPG (Jul 08, 2004, 07:00)
    "Fortunately, many developers choose to embrace Larry Wall's virtue of 'laziness,' and instead of choosing to reinvent the wheel, they create user friendly front-ends to common CLI apps..."

  • The Inquirer: Open Source Worm Wriggles Above Ground (Jul 08, 2004, 04:00)
    "The Bagle worm has wriggled its way into the open sauce community with the latest versions of the worm carrying unencrypted source code for anyone to play with..."