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LinuxSecurity.com: Linux Security Week Apr 24-30 [First Issue]

May 01, 2000, 10:38 (0 Talkback[s])

"Welcome! This is our first issue of LinuxSecurity.com's Weekly Newsletter. The purpose of this this letter is to provide our readers with a quick summary of each week's most relevant Linux security headlines and system advisories. It will be distributed every Monday each week. We hope you enjoy!"

"Would you like to contribute to this newsletter? We'd love to hear from you. Email newsletter-admins@linuxsecurity.com with comments, suggestions, or information on projects you're working on."

"...Linux security-related issues were plastered all over the news last week. Most of the fuss created came from the Red Hat Piranha package vulnerability. The problem was labeled a "Backdoor," but many feel that this term may be a little severe. The actual problem is that the default password for Piranha (a web GUI admin package) is set to 'Q'. Red Hat has taken responsibility by releasing update information and packages. Many also feel that the media has over reacted by comparing this to Microsoft's recent Frontpage 98 extention security problems."

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