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Security Linux News for Dec 14, 2000

  • Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - pam (Dec 14, 2000, 20:39)
    "The pam_localuser module, part of the PAM package, has a buffer overflow vulnerability in it. This module is *not* used in any default configuration and to be vulnerable an user would have to insert it manually in a configuration file in the /etc/pam.d directory."

  • O'Reilly Network: Insecurities in a Nutshell: KTH Kerberos, Red Hat PAM, and More (Dec 14, 2000, 16:12)
    "Problems this week include root exploits in the MarkVision printer drivers package, local and remote root exploits in KTH Kerberos, buffer overflows in Red Hat's PAM, a discussion of security problems with web-based applications, and an example of one of these web-based security problems in phpGroupWare."