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Security Linux News for Mar 16, 2001

  • Crypto-Gram: Insurance and the Future of Network Security (Mar 16, 2001, 19:49)
    "This process changes everything. What will happen when the CFO looks at his premium and realizes that it will go down 50% if he gets rid of all his insecure Windows operating systems and replaces them with a secure version of Linux?"

  • Linux Advisory Watch - March 16th 2001 (Mar 16, 2001, 16:37)
    Linux Advisory Watch is a comprehensive newsletter that outlines the security vulnerabilities that have been announced throughout the week. It includes pointers to updated packages and descriptions of each vulnerability.

  • Immunix OS Security Advisory: slrn (Mar 16, 2001, 08:08)
    "This buffer is created on the heap, so it is not protected from overflows by the StackGuard compiler."

  • Immunix OS Security Advisory: mutt (Mar 16, 2001, 08:03)
    "The version of mutt shipped in Immunix 6.2 has a format string vulnerability. The version of mutt shipped in all Immunix versions contain a problem connecting to some IMAP servers."

  • Immunix OS Security Advisory: sgml-tools (Mar 16, 2001, 07:57)
    "Previous versions of the sgml-tools package would create temporary files without any special permissions in the /tmp directory. This could allow any user to read files that were being created by any other user."