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Security Linux News for Aug 28, 2002

  • The Register: Internet Anonymity for Linux Newbies (Aug 28, 2002, 20:30)
    "One of the most attractive things about Linux is the number of installation options one is presented with and how tempting it is to customize. But for a newbie, in terms of Web security and PC hygiene, that's also the worst thing about it..."

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: python (Aug 28, 2002, 16:57)
    "Zack Weinberg discovered an insecure use of a temporary file in os._execvpe from It uses a predictable name which could lead execution of arbitrary code..."

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: mailman (Aug 28, 2002, 16:55)
    "These updates close a cross-site scripting vulnerability present in mailman versions prior to version 2.0.12..."