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Security Linux News for Oct 17, 2001

  • Arts and Farces: Convergence indeed: Picking cotton for Bill (Oct 17, 2001, 14:14)
    "Imagine that suddenly, all distributions of GNU/Linux were illegal in the United States. As well as Zope, Python, Perl, Apache, and all other open source software products. While that arguably may not be the goal of the Security Systems Standard & Certification Act (SSSCA), it would surely be a result."

  • Debian Security Advisory: New ht://Dig packages fix vulnerability (Oct 17, 2001, 07:36)
    "Nergal reported a vulnerability in the htsearch program which is distributed as part of the ht://Dig package, a indexing and searching system for small domains or intranets. Using former versions it was able to pass the parameter `-c' to the cgi program in order to use a different configuration file."