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LinuxSecurity.com: Linux Security Week, June 26th 2000

Jun 26, 2000, 09:11 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Wreski, Benjamin Thomas)

[ Thanks to Benjamin D. Thomas for this link. ]

"Multiple vendors released fixes for the serious wu-ftpd vulnerability. The problem exists in wu-ftpd's handling of the SITE EXEC command. The default configuration of wu-ftpd is vulnerable to remote users gaining root access."

"Privacy is an issue that caught the attention of many readers this week. The World Wide Web Consortium debuted the Platform for Privacy Preferences Project (P3P). It is intended to make privacy statements more understandable to users who want to know how the sites they visit use their personal information. An article titled, "Pretty Poor Privacy: An Assessment of P3P" examines whether P3P is an effective solution to growing public concerns about online privacy. Additional articles covering this subject are available in the "General News" section of this newsletter."

"Our feature this week, "Network Intrusion Detection Using Snort," by Dave Wreski and Christopher Pallack, describes the basics of intrusion detection, the steps necessary to configure the "snort" IDS, testing and operation, and how to detect intrusion attempts."

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