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Security Portal: Weekly Linux Security Digest 2001/01/22 to 2001/01/28

Jan 29, 2001, 09:22 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kurt Seifried)

"A busy week. Debian issued over a half dozen advisories. Red Hat, Conectiva, Caldera, Mandrake and ImmunixOS also issued fixes (I guess they didn't want to feel left out). Root hacks were found in a number of packages, icecast; and buffer overflows and format string attacks in a number of other programs (doesn't anyone proactively audit code?). Also, several neat new tools released. Maybe one was used against Microsoft?"

"We lead off with general advisories and exploit code, then move to vendor advisories. Most items appear 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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