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Security Linux News for Apr 23, 2003

  • Mandrake Linux Advisory: apache2 (Jun 03, 2003, 12:59)
    "Two vulnerabilities were discovered in the Apache web server that affect all 2.x versions prior to 2.0.46..."

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: gkrellm-newsticker (Apr 23, 2003, 22:27)
    "Brian Campbell discovered two security-related problems in gkrellm-newsticker, a plugin for the gkrellm system monitor program, which provides a news ticker from RDF feeds..."

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: tcpdump (Apr 23, 2003, 17:28)
    "Updated tcpdump, libpcap, and arpwatch packages are available, fixing a number of vulnerabilities that could be used to cause a denial of service attack, or possibly execute arbitrary code..."

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisories: mime-support, kdelibs (Apr 23, 2003, 17:27)
    Two security advisories from the Debian Project.

  • Help Net Security: Trusted Debian v1.0 Officially Released (Apr 23, 2003, 04:00)
    "The Trusted Debian project aims to create a highly secure but usable Linux platform. To accomplish this, the project will use currently available security solutions for Linux (like kernel patches, compiler patches, security related programs and techniques) and knit these together to a highly secure Linux platform..."

  • Mandrake Linux Advisory: apache2 (Apr 23, 2003, 02:14)
    "A memory leak was discovered in Apache 2.0 through 2.0.44 that can allow a remote attacker to cause a significant denial of service (DoS) by sending requests containing a lot of linefeed characters to the server..."

  • Conectiva Linux Advisory: balsa (Apr 23, 2003, 02:12)
    "An update for mutt with a fix for a buffer overflow vulnerability (CAN-2003-0140) in the code that handles IMAP folders was released in March 14th, 2003..."