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Security Linux News for Jan 15, 2003

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: MySQL (Oct 09, 2003, 15:58)
    "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 (Jan 15, 2003, 22:28)
    "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 (Jan 15, 2003, 17:21)
    "Jouko Pynnonen discovered a probem with IMP, a web based IMAP mail program..."

  • CNET News: Governments to See Windows Code (Jan 15, 2003, 14:30)
    "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 (Jan 15, 2003, 14:22)
    "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 (Jan 15, 2003, 01:00)
    "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..."