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Security Linux News for Oct 15, 2002

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: xinetd (Dec 09, 2002, 21:54)
    "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 (Oct 15, 2002, 20:21)
    "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 (Oct 15, 2002, 20:19)
    Two security advisories from Gentoo Linux.

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

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