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Security Linux News for Oct 14, 2002

  • Gentoo Linux Advisories: nss_ldap, net-snmp, heimdal (2002-10-14 20:29:39)
    Three security advisories from Gentoo Linux.

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: heartbeat (2002-10-14 20:19:22)
    "Nathan Wallwork discovered a buffer overflow in heartbeat, a subsystem for High-Availability Linux..."

  • LinuxPlanet: Security Expert Gives Operating Systems Poor Security Grade (2002-10-14 17:30:40)
    Recently, Purdue University Professor Gene Spafford gained attention in the Linux community for his disparaging remarks on the Linux operating system's security. But Linux administrators and users should not take his remarks personally: Spafford believes that Linux and Windows each have poor security designs. LinuxPlanet welcomes writer Robert McMillan, who recently interviewed the security expert for his take on the state of computer security today.