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Security Linux News for Dec 18, 2000

  • Counterpane: Crypto-Gram for December 15, 2000 (Dec 18, 2000, 23:06)
    "A free monthly newsletter providing summaries, analyses, insights, and commentaries on computer security and cryptography."

  • Security Focus: Port scans legal, judge says (Dec 18, 2000, 21:24)
    "A tiff between two IT contractors that spiraled into federal court ended last month with a U.S. district court ruling in Georgia that port scanning a network does not damage it, under a section of the anti-hacking laws that allows victims of cyber attack to sue an attacker."

  • Security Portal: The End of SSL and SSH? (Dec 18, 2000, 08:04)
    "Yesterday, dsniff 2.3 was released. Why is this important, you ask? dsniff 2.3 allows you to exploit several fundamental flaws in two extremely popular encryption protocols, SSL and SSH."

  • Security Portal: Weekly Linux Security Digest 2000/12/11 to 2000/12/17 (Dec 18, 2000, 07:58)
    "Several nasty problems found in Pine (again) and Kerberos (again). In both cases they are pretty elemental programming mistakes: creating /tmp files unsafely and honoring system environment variables - which usually means trusting user-supplied data, never a smart thing to do."

  • Linux Security Week - December 18th 2000 (Dec 18, 2000, 07:55)
    "This week, advisories were released for tcsh, ghostscript, joe, rp-pppoe, ed, bitchx, pam, apcupsd, mc, pico/pine, and zope."