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Security Linux News for Aug 29, 2003

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: up2date (Aug 29, 2003, 16:59)
    "New versions of the up2date and rhn_register clients are available and are required for continued access to Red Hat Network..."

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: node (Aug 29, 2003, 16:58)
    "Morgan alias SM6TKY discovered and fixed several security related problems in LinuxNode, an Amateur Packet Radio Node program..."

  • Mandrake Linux Advisories: gkrellm, apache2 (Aug 29, 2003, 15:59)
    Two security advisories from MandrakeSoft.

  • SOT Linux Advisory: sendmail (Aug 29, 2003, 15:58)
    "There is a vulnerability in sendmail that can be exploited to cause a denial-of-service condition and could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the sendmail daemon, typically root..."

  • developerWorks: Secure Programmer: Developing Secure Programs (Aug 29, 2003, 08:30)
    "This column explains how to write secure applications; it focuses on the Linux operating system, but many of the principles apply to any system. In today's networked world, software developers must know how to write secure programs, yet this information isn't widely known or taught..."

  • Spam Filtering with Postfix, AMaViSd-new, and Spamassassin (Aug 29, 2003, 07:00)
    "The tools we used are Debian GNU/Linux, Postfix, amavisd-new, spamassassin, and razor. We will also use Fetchmail to retrieve mail from our isp and pass it to postfix. The combination creates a strong e-mail gateway that will filter and strip spam from ever entering your, or your companies mailboxes..."