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Security Linux News for Dec 06, 2001

  • Linux Weekly News for December 6, 2001 (2001-12-06 14:09:17)
    This week: Linux Kongress; Evolution and proprietary software; Bad news in DMCA cases; Fun with wu-ftpd; OpenSSH updates; A mini review of KRUD 7.2; SnapGear offers uClinux distribution.

  • Debian Security Advisory: local root in wmtv (2001-12-06 08:41:46)
    "wmtv can optionally run a command if you double-click on the tv window. This command can be specified using the -e command-line option. However since wmtv is installed suid root this command was also run as root, which gives local users a very simple way to get root access."

  • NewsForge: Secured against disaster: Governments look to Linux to avoid viruses (2001-12-06 02:03:34)
    "Perhaps your company doesn't think replacing Windows with Linux is worth the hassle. But if their systems crashed because of Code Red or Systran or Goner -- or perhaps all three, have them take a look at SELinux, and -- have a conversation."

  • Bugtraq: SSH Vulnerability Scan (and ScanSSH tool) (2001-12-06 00:56:41)
    "Scans of the Internet show that system and security administrators must react and update their SSH servers ... at this writing (3 Dec 01), over 30% of all SSH servers appear to have the CRC32 bug."