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Security Linux News for Oct 03, 2000

  • Security Portal: Advanced Encryption Standard Released (2000-10-03 22:04:35)
    "AES must be faster, stronger and cheaper to implement then DES. It had to be fast when implemented in software, and small so it could be implemented in hardware (token cards/etc)."

  • Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - gnorpm (2000-10-03 19:37:46)
    "Gnorpm versions prior to 0.95 use files in the /tmp dir in an insecure manner. If gnorpm is run as root, this vulnerability could lead to any file on the system being overwritten by gnorpm."

  • Security Portal: Linux Virus Scanners: Common Problems (2000-10-03 08:39:59)
    "So, we've covered Virus scanning for Linux in general, as well as where to place the scanning software. Even if you do all that perfectly, though, you can still run into problems."