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Security Linux News for Feb 19, 2002

  • Conectiva Linux Security Announcement: uucp (Feb 19, 2002, 20:01)
    " zen-parse found[1] a vulnerability in the command-line argument handling of uucp which could be exploited by a local user to obtain uucp uid/gid."

  • Debian Security Advisory: ncurses (Feb 19, 2002, 00:52)
    "Several buffer overflows were fixed in the "ncurses" library in November 2000. Unfortunately, one was missed. This can lead to crashes when using ncurses applications in large windows."