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Network World Fusion: Netect spots Unix security flaw

Feb 14, 1999, 01:24 (1 Talkback[s])

"An intrusion detection toolmaker has discovered a serious FTP vulnerability in several brands of Unix software that lets hackers gain unauthorized root access to system files and controls."

"Netect says the bug, dubbed Palmetto, allows hackers to break into corporate networks by taking advantage of buffer overflows in various vendors' FTP servers. The specific programs affected are RedHat Linux, SCO UnixWare, Walnut Creek Slackware and Caldera OpenLinux."

"CERT... released its own advisory about the Palmetto bug."

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