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Security Linux News for Apr 24, 2003

  • SearchEnterpriseLinux: Open-Source Security Shines in Samba Case (Apr 24, 2003, 21:00)
    "But they also demonstrated how the code-review process among those in the open-source community can ferret out vulnerabilities and how developers have adopted a new mindset, one in which secure coding is often seen as paramount over features and functionality..."

  • InformationWeek: Security Developer Snared In Legal Tar Pit (Apr 24, 2003, 19:00)
    "An open-source security app may be the first victim of so-called super-DMCA laws..."

  • Mandrake Linux Advisory: 9.1, ldetect, kde3 (Apr 24, 2003, 18:54)
    Three security advisories from MandrakeSoft.

  • SuSE Linux Advisory: KDE (Apr 24, 2003, 16:51)
    "The K Desktop Environment KDE allows to generate postscript previews which can be viewed via certain konqueror plug-ins for example. The previews are generated by invoking the ghostscript program but without supplying the '-dSAFER' option as an argument. This allows embedded code to be executed..."