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Security Linux News for Mar 14, 2002

  • The Linux Virus Writing HOWTO (Mar 14, 2002, 15:59)
    "Alexander Bartolich's Linux Virus Writing HOWTO describes 'how to write parasitic file viruses infecting ELF executables on Linux/i386. Though it contains a lot of source code, no actual virus is included.'"

  • Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: rsync (Mar 14, 2002, 14:10)
    "Ethan Benson discovered a bug in rsync where the supplementary groups that the rsync daemon runs as (such as root) would not be removed from the server process after changing to the specified unprivileged uid and gid..."