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Security Linux News for Mar 05, 1999

  • Updated: Addressing Ed Muth and Microsoft FUD (1999-03-05 15:45:00)
    Paul Ferris writes a great rebuttal to yesterday's nasty ZDNET article. Update: Paul Gallegos has worked with Mr. Ferris to improve the quality of this rebuttal. It is now ready to be submitted to ZDNET.

  • Security Conference Announcement: the Black Hat Briefings '99 (1999-03-05 01:11:42)
    "It's late. You're in the office alone, catching up on some system administration tasks. Behind you, your network servers hum along quietly, reliably. Life is good. No one can get to your data or disrupt your WAN. The network is secure. Or is it?"

  • Linux /usr/bin/gnuplot overflow (1999-03-05 00:59:39)
    There is a local root comprimise in /usr/bin/gnuplot version Linux version 3.5 (pre 3.6) patchlevel beta 336. gnuplot is shipped to install suidroot on SuSE 5.2 and maybe others.