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Security Linux News for Nov 15, 1999

  • PRNewswire: Releases Anonymous Browsing OpenSource Code (Nov 15, 1999, 19:45)
    "The OpenSource Anonymous Browsing Project is an initiative to build an open and secure, anonymous Web-based proxy system that prevents unauthorized Web sites from collecting user information and allows Internet users to surf the Net without having to compromise their personal privacy."

  • Linux-Mandrake Security Advisory: bind (Nov 15, 1999, 18:21)
    "If you are using Linux-Mandrake as a name server, you should upgrade to this package. It fixes numerous annoying bugs, ranging from execution of arbitrary code to remote crashing."

  • [German] Federal Government promotes Open Source (Nov 15, 1999, 18:18)
    "The open SOURCE project GNU Privacy Guard (GPG), coordinated by the Duesseldorfer programmer Werner cook, is to receive still in this year a financial syringe of the Federal Ministry for economics and technology (BMWi) at height from approximately 250,000 Marks.

  • BW: National Semiconductor Announces Linux Support for Its Geode WebPAD Reference Design (Nov 15, 1999, 17:49)
    "The addition of Infomatec's basic platform JNT operating system to the Geode WebPAD reference design will broaden National Semiconductor's portfolio of operating system offerings on the Geode WebPAD. This will enable National's customers to select the performance and functionality that best suits their chosen market segments."

  • SuSE Security Advisory: 2.2beta47 within nkita (Nov 15, 1999, 02:57)
    "The rpc.nfsd which is part of the nfs-server package was found to have two remote vulnerabilities."

  • Linux Gazette: Securing Linux: The First Steps (Nov 15, 1999, 00:24)
    "Believe it or not, it doesn't take an expert in system security to harden a Linux machine. In fact, you can protect yourself from 90 percent of intrusions in less than five minutes."