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Security Linux News for Jun 19, 2000

  • RootPrompt.org: Trust and the System Administrator (2000-06-19 19:57:39)
    "A System Administrator has a strange relationship with the equipment they manage, with the people using their system and with the world outside their systems. They have to walk a fine line between making their systems unusable and leaving them unsecured or unreliable."

  • Security Portal: Weekly Linux Security Digest 2000/06/12 to 2000/06/18 (2000-06-19 19:01:09)
    ""Vendors are still licking their wounds from last week while releasing new kernels, versions of INND and so on. Unfortunately many vendors still haven't issued fixed kernels, so if you are still waiting make sure to let your vendor know by sending a polite email or phone call (we have no-one to blame but ourselves if we let vendors off the hook).""

  • LinuxSecurity.com: Linux Security Week, June 19th 2000 (2000-06-19 10:37:12)
    "After two weeks of constant advisories, its comforting to see the amount of activity die down. This week, various advisories exists for the Document Template package, BRU Backup Utility, Kerberos 5, and a bug on FreeBSD/Alpha systems that weakens its encryption. Take time to Review your system for these packages and update immediately if affected. Keep in mind that simply because your vendor has not released an update that another vendor may have does not mean your system is not vulnerable."

  • LinuxSecurity.com: Network Intrusion Detection Using Snort (2000-06-19 05:12:35)
    "This document takes you through the basics of intrusion detection, the steps necessary to configure a host to run the snort network intrusion detection system, testing its operation, and alerting you to possible intrusion events."