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Security Linux News for Jun 12, 2002

  • Wired.com: U.S. Gov't Still Penguin Shy (2002-06-12 17:30:03)
    "But a Wired News survey of 14 Cabinet-level agencies found that open-source software has made scant progress inside the federal government. While a handful of agencies use Linux regularly, most have adopted the operating system minimally -- if at all..." (Part two of a three-part series.)

  • Caldera Linux Advisory: ghostscript (2002-06-12 15:32:04)
    "An untrusted PostScript file that uses .locksafe or .setsafe to reset the current page device can force the ghostscript program to execute arbitrary commands..."

  • LinuxSecurity.com: Introduction to Nessus, a Vulnerability Scanner (2002-06-12 14:30:06)
    "Nessus is a vulnerability scanner which performs scanning a target network to seek for vulnerabilities in the network, such as, software bugs, backdoors, and etc..."