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Security Portal: Weekly Linux Security Roundup - 2000/01/31 to 2000/02/08

Feb 09, 2000, 19:48 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kurt Seifried)

"Last week was relatively quiet on the Linux security front, the major events being more general items like CERT's advisory on malicious HTML tags/etc which can lead to all sorts of fun. I think it basically hammers in the point "NEVER trust user input". Especially if you are taking anonymous input from potentially hostile parties. Always check your incoming data for sanity (be it length to prevent buffer overflows, special characters, etc.)."

"We lead off with vendor advisories, then mailing list related traffic, any interesting tidbits and then the tip of the week. Most things are in alphabetical order. If we're missing a Linux vendor's advisory please tell us, ditto for any Linux related security alerts."

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