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Security Linux News for Aug 20, 2000

  • Helix Code Security Advisory - Helix GNOME Update (2000-08-20 19:27:47)
    "A vulnerability in Helix GNOME Update allow non-root users to exploit world-writable permissions on /tmp, permitting arbitrarily modified RPM packages to be installed on the system."

  • Deadman.org: SSH-Agent - A Tutorial (2000-08-20 17:03:16)
    "In this tutorial, I hope to teach you how to use ssh-agent to automate logging in to your machines securely via the X Window System. One thing to note about this tutorial, my intention isn't to give you the nuts and bolts of ssh or ssh-agent, but rather to give you a quick-and-dirty method to get more secure."