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Security Linux News for Jun 05, 2002

  • Conectiva Linux Advisory: tcpdump (2003-04-22 15:57:13)
    "This update fixes several vulnerabilities found in tcpdump..."

  • InternetNews.com: Is Linux Ready for National Security? (2002-06-05 22:00:14)
    More on the upcoming ADTI white paper "Opening the Open Source Debate," which claims open source software is a potential security threat. Includes a defense from the author.

  • Caldera Linux Advisory: tcpdump (2002-06-05 21:55:33)
    "The tcpdump program is vulnerable to several buffer overflows, the most serious of which are problems with the decoding of AFS RPC packets and the handling of malformed NFS packets..."

  • Conectiva Linux Advisory: tcpdump (2002-06-05 20:17:50)
    "David Woodhouse... discovered[1] a buffer overflow vulnerability in tcpdump when it is parsing NFS traffic..."

  • Wired: Did MS Pay for Open-Source Scare? (2002-06-05 14:30:44)
    "Open-source advocates wondered if the white paper is actually a veiled Microsoft response to recent reports of rising government and military interest in open-source systems..."