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LinuxSecurity.com: Linux Advisory Watch, September 8th, 2000

Sep 10, 2000, 18:09 (0 Talkback[s])

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

This week has been full of advisories from various Linux distributions regarding two severe problems with glibc. Confusing the issue, more than one vulnerability is involved and they were reported at different times. That means that some of the updates only fixed the first reported problem, while others fixed both problems.

This week, advisories were released for glibc, screen, apache, and suidperl. The advisories released were from Caldera, Conectiva, Debian, Mandrake, Slackware, SuSE, and Trustix. The glibc, screen, and suidperl vulnerabilities can result in a local root compromise.

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