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Security Linux News for Jun 18, 2002

  • The Nando Times: Miscommunication After Flaw Found in Apache Server Software (2002-06-18 16:00:08)
    "A security bug was found in software used by millions of Web sites. Private experts alerted users and the FBI's computer security division... The problem is, they didn't tell the maker of the software. Then they issued the wrong prescription for fixing the problem..."

  • InfoWorld: Experts Warn of Major Hole in Apache Web Server (2002-06-18 13:53:23)
    "A security flaw in the popular Apache Web server could allow a malicious hacker to launch a denial of service attack or even take over a system on which the software is running, the Apache Software Foundation warned in an advisory Monday..." [Text of CERT security advisory is within. -ed.]

  • Update: Linux Bill Introduced in Finland (2002-06-18 13:28:16)
    "A group of Finnish MPs have signed a bill requiring national and local agencies to migrate their IT systems to the Linux operating system..." [Clarification to the original press release on the scope of this bill has been added to this story.]

  • Caldera Linux Advisory: fetchmail (2002-06-18 02:59:13)
    "The fetchmail email client does not properly limit the maximum number of messages available. This allows a remote IMAP server to overwrite memory via a message count that exceeds the boundaries of an array..."