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LinuxSecurity.com: Linux Security Week, October 16th 2000

Oct 16, 2000, 05:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Benjamin D. Thomas)

"This week, a few interesting firewall articles were released. "A Problem with Firewalls & Firewall Technology," "Installing a firewall," and "Linux firewall survey, Part 1: Open source product roundup." If you haven't yet built a firewall for your network, or looking to harden your existing setup, these articles may prove to be helpful."

"The documentation for LIDS (Linux Intrusion Detection System) has been updated. If you are unfamiliar with LIDS, it is a patch and set of administration tools used to enhance a systems security...."

"This week, advisories were released for mod_rewrite, mod_php3, tmpwatch, traceroute, boa, esound, usermode, gnorpm, openssh, apache, and cfengine. The vendors include Caldera, Conectiva, Debian, FreeBSD, Immunix, LinuxPPC, Mandrake, SuSE, and Trustix. It is critical that you update all vulnerable packages to reduce the risk of being compromised."

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