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Security Linux News for Nov 03, 2001

  • LinuxFocus.org: November Issue is Out (2001-11-03 22:24:07)
    LinuxFocus is an international web magazine for Linux. It's free and an new issue appears approximately every second month. Good Saturday reading.

  • Red Hat Security Advisory: kernel 2.2 and 2.4: syncookie vulnerability (2001-11-03 08:47:40)
    "Syncookies are used to protect a system against certain Denial Of Service (DOS) attacks. A flaw in this mechanism has been found which can be used to circumvent certain types of firewall configurations. Note: syncookies are not enabled in the default installation of Red Hat Linux but many server administrators do enable syncookies."