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LinuxSecurity.com: Linux Security Week, May 29th 2000

May 29, 2000, 11:38 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Last week was another active week for security advisories. (Thirteen advisories were issued!) These advisories ranged from a gpm vulnerability in TurboLinux to fdmount buffer overflows in Mandrake and Slackware. TurboLinux, SuSE, Slackware, Red Hat, Caldera, Mandrake, and FreeBSD all had advisories issued last week. Once again, you may want to pay close attention to these and take extra steps to prevent your system from being vulnerable."

"n the news, the open-source debate continued. Articles such as 'Without Peer: Open Source Security,' 'The Value of Open Source,' and 'The Myth of Open Source Security' all posed interesting questions. Another interesting article to check out is 'Who do we really Blame for Viruses?' All Linux enthusiast should find it entertaining."

"If you are looking for papers on how to better secure your system, I would like to recommend that you read 'Setting up Portsentry' and 'Know Your Enemy: A Forensic Analysis' Although Portsentry is not the ultimate security solution, it is a great start for any administrator."

"The purpose of this document is to provide our readers with a quick summary of each week's most relevant Linux security headlines and system advisories. It is distributed each Monday by Guardian Digital, Inc."

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