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Security Linux News for Oct 15, 2002

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: xinetd (2002-12-09 21:54:34)
    "Xinetd contains a denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability... UPDATE 2002-12-02: Updated packages are available to fix issues encountered with the previous errata packages..."

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: xinetd (2002-10-15 20:21:44)
    "Versions 2.3.4 through 2.3.7 of Xinetd leak file descriptors for the signal pipe to services that are launched by xinetd. This could allow an attacker to execute a DoS attack via the pipe..."

  • Gentoo Linux Advisories: apache, tomcat (2002-10-15 20:19:56)
    Two security advisories from Gentoo Linux.

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: syslog-ng (2002-10-15 20:18:25)
    "Péter Höltzl discovered a problem in the way syslog-ng handles macro expansion..."

  • SuSE Linux Advisory: heartbeat (2002-10-15 00:59:52)
    "Several format string bugs have been discovered in the heartbeat package..."