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Computerworld.NZ: Security Spotlight Falls on Open Source OS

Feb 05, 2003, 08:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Watson)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"On the first anniversary of Microsoft's 'trustworthy computing' initiative, the spotlight has gone on security of open source software.

"The issue arises after the discovery last month of a serious vulnerability in CVS (concurrent versions system), a Linux and Unix development tool.

"The US-based CERT alert service noted that CVS servers could be accessed by unauthorised users and used to execute arbitrary code via a set of directory requests that could free a memory reference..."

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