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Security Linux News for May 05, 2003

  • SOT Linux Advisory: zlib (2003-05-05 23:29:08)
    "The function gzprintf within zlib, when called with a string longer than Z_PRINTF_BUFZISE (= 4096 bytes), can overflow without giving a warning..."

  • SCO OpenLinux Advisory: tcp_sec (2003-05-05 20:25:20)
    "Allowing TCP packets with both the SYN and FIN bits set significantly improve an attacker's chances of circumventing a firewall..."

  • iTweb: Hack Binge on SA Linux Sites (2003-05-05 19:00:33)
    "A hacker successfully hacked into 53 South African Web sites on Friday, says IT security and e-commerce attorney Reinhardt Buys..."

  • KernelTrap: Exec Shield Overflow Protection (2003-05-05 14:30:22)
    "Ingo Molnar has announced a new kernel-based security feature for Linux/x86 called 'Exec Shield...'"

  • LinuxSecurity: Days of the Honeynet: Attacks, Tools, Incidents (2003-05-05 13:00:13)
    "While placing a network IDS outside one's firewall might also provide a similar flood of alerts, a honeypot provides a unique prospective on what will be going on when a related server is compromised used by the intruders..."