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Security Linux News for Sep 24, 2002

  • Vnunet: Two on New Slapper Worm Developments (Sep 24, 2002, 15:47)
    A suspect has been arrested for alledgedly authoring the original Slapper worm. But, apparently, a two new variants have shown up in the wild as well. Two stories within.

  • Conectiva Linux Advisory: xchat (Sep 24, 2002, 00:58)
    "XChat prior to version 1.8.9 has a vulnerability[1] that may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands in the IRC client context..."