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Security Linux News for Sep 10, 2002

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: gaim (Jan 26, 2004, 20:44)
    "Updated Gaim packages that fix a number of serious vulnerabilities are now available..."

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: gaim (Sep 10, 2002, 20:16)
    "Versions of gaim prior to 0.59.1 contain a bug in the URL handler of the manual browser option. A link can be carefully crafted to contain an arbitrary shell script which will be executed if the user clicks on the link..."

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: cacti (Sep 10, 2002, 15:52)
    "A problem in cacti, a PHP based frontend to rrdtool for monitoring systems and services, has been discovered. This could lead into cacti executing arbitrary program code under the user id of the web server..."

  • LinuxMedNews: Open Letter to UK's NHS IT Director (Sep 10, 2002, 13:00)
    "Responding to this article at, Tim Cook has written an open letter to the newly named Director of the United Kingdom's National Health Service..."