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Security Linux News for Sep 18, 2001

  • FBI, CERT Warn New Worm Spreading Fast (Sep 18, 2001, 21:25)
    "The Federal Bureau of Investigation and private sector security experts Tuesday warned of a sophisticated new virus dubbed Nimda, which spreads both as a worm exploiting the same vulnerabilities used by the recent Code Red and sadmind/IIS worms, and as an e-mail virus. Experts said the worm could proliferate as widely as Code Red."

  • Debian Security Advisory: New most packages available (Sep 18, 2001, 17:19)
    "Pavel Machek has found a buffer overflow in the `most' pager program. The problem is part of most's tab expansion where the program would write beyond the bounds two array variables when viewing a malicious file. This could lead into other data structures being overwritten which in turn could enable most to execute arbitrary code being able to compromise the users environment."