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Security Linux News for Sep 03, 2001

  • SuSE Security Announcement: nkitb/nkitserv/telnetd (2001-09-03 17:30:03)
    "The telnet server which is shipped with SuSE distributions contains a remotely exploitable buffer-overflow within its telnet option negotiation code. This bug is wide-spread on UN*X systems and affects almost all implementations of telnet daemons available. SuSE 7.2 distribution ships the telnet-server package which contains the vulnerable telnet daemon. This package has been fixed."

  • UnixReview: Thinking about Security (2001-09-03 13:05:12)
    "This month, I thought I'd take a slight detour to talk about security. The Code Red worm and its sequels have been in the news a great deal, and admins running *Nix servers and Apache might be getting a little complacent in the security department, figuring that all is well as long as they're not running IIS."