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Security Linux News for Jan 15, 2003

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: MySQL (2003-10-09 15:58:57)
    "Frank Denis reported a bug in unpatched versions of MySQL prior to version 3.23.58. Passwords for MySQL users are stored in the Password field of the user table..."

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: MySQL (2003-01-15 22:28:53)
    "While auditing MySQL, Stefan Esser found security vulnerabilities that can be used to crash the server or allow MySQL users to gain privileges..."

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: imp (2003-01-15 17:21:40)
    "Jouko Pynnonen discovered a probem with IMP, a web based IMAP mail program..."

  • CNET News: Governments to See Windows Code (2003-01-15 14:30:23)
    "Microsoft will share the source code underlying its Windows operating system with several international governments, a move designed to address concerns about the security of the OS..."

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: PostgreSQL (2003-01-15 14:22:11)
    "PostgreSQL versions 7.2.1 and 7.2.2 contain a serious issue with the VACUUM command when it is run by a non-superuser..."

  • InfoWorld: The Two Faces of Linux (2003-01-15 01:00:26)
    "While Linux continues to make inroads among corporate accounts, it is also is taking on one of the burdens typically assumed by archrival Microsoft, as it becomes a more attractive target for hackers..."