ZDNet Australia: Top Linux/UNIX Security Threats
Oct 24, 2002, 19:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John McCormick)
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"It's depressing for security professionals to see just how many
of the vulnerabilities on the new SANS/FBI Top 20 List have CVE
numbers in the 1999-xxxx range--meaning that they were identified
and fixed years ago on some systems.
"Newer problems appear in each category, but far too many bear
old CVE numbers.
"The SANS/FBI Top 20 List tracked actual attacks and listed them
according to the frequency of their occurrence. My previous article
examined Windows vulnerabilities on the list. Now, I'm going to
look at the UNIX vulnerabilities, nearly all of which also apply to