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Security Portal: Weekly Linux Security Roundup - 2000/06/19 to 2000/06/25

Jun 26, 2000, 09:21 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kurt Seifried)

"Vendors have finally caught up on the INN and Kernel issues (well almost...). A lot more exploit code has been released for a number of packages, so if you are not up to date (heck, you're probably not reading this then..) you might want to spend the weekend installing AutoRPM or setting up a dpkg script. Mandrake also wins (hands down) the "easiest distribution to break into remotely" and "easiest distribution to break into locally", having finally released 8 fixes for very severe security bugs in 7.1 (their latest, not so greatest distribution). They still haven't got a central site for updates either, good luck finding them."

"We lead off with general advisories and exploit code, then vendor ad. 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. The long strings of hex in front of package names are MD5 signatures...."

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