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Security Linux News for Mar 05, 2003

  • IDG: ISS Reports Snort Vulnerability (Mar 05, 2003, 17:30)
    "A software vulnerability in the widely used Snort open-source intrusion detection system (IDS) software could allow an attacker to crash the Snort sensor or gain control of the host device on which the sensor runs..."

  • SearchSecurity: Basic Security Tenets Apply to Open Source Programs Too (Mar 05, 2003, 08:30)
    "The basic tenets of information security apply as much to Linux as they do to proprietary operating systems: namely, secure development and proper implementation must happen for a system to be safe..."

  • Linux Magazine: Go Directly to Jail (Mar 05, 2003, 07:00)
    "A chroot jail 'incarcerates' untrusted applications, and acts like a guard, almost literally, for applications that already have substantial security measures built-in..."