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Security Linux News for Jul 07, 2003

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: liece (2003-07-07 18:56:25)
    "liece, an IRC client for Emacs, does not take appropriate security precautions when creating temporary files. This bug could potentially be exploited to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running Emacs and liece, potentially with contents supplied by the attacker..."

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisories: semi, wemi, x-face-el (2003-07-07 12:59:55)
    Two security advisories from the Debian Project.

  • SearchEnterpriseLinux: Is Linux Security Right for You? Expert Offers Guidance (2003-07-07 11:00:43)
    "Linux security requires more up-front and ongoing self-education and do-it-yourself work than other platforms. But it will also offer more flexibility..."

  • Linux Exposed: Looking Securely at TCP/IP (2003-07-07 09:00:37)
    "But why do you care how TCP/IP works if you aren't a computer programmer or network engineer? You should care, because the hackers attempting to get past your network security often are computer programmers or network engineers..."

  • The Age: Securing Linux (2003-07-07 07:00:17)
    "Few people decide on their careers until they are well into their teens. Russell Coker is an exception. When he built his first computer, a TEC-1, from a kit, at the age of 11, he consciously made a career decision as well--he would be working in that field..."