"A security bulletin circulated on the Internet late Friday and
warned Linux users of a 'critical-critical' security hole that
could compromise systems and allow root access to a remote
attacker. The message and its 'patch' were the return of a phishing
hoax aimed at Linux users.
"According to the fake security bulletin, the vulnerability was
found in fileutils, the package of essential system utilities that
manipulate files on a system. It warned of problem distributions
including Red Hat versions 7.2 through 9.0, and Fedora Core 1 and
Core 2 as well as others. However, the warning said BSD and Solaris
platforms were unaffected by the vulnerability..."