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Security Linux News for Dec 15, 2003

  • Linux in the Security Crosshairs (Dec 15, 2003, 21:00)
    "In response, Linux advocates are putting a new emphasis on security measures and working to reassure companies that the OS is ready for important business networks..."

  • Fedora Core Advisory: lftp (Dec 15, 2003, 16:57)
    "Ulf Härnhammar found a remotely-triggerable buffer overflow in lftp..."

  • SUSE Linux Advisory: lftp (Dec 15, 2003, 16:56)
    "When using lftp via HTTP or HTTPS to execute commands like 'ls' or 'rels' specially prepared directories on the server can trigger a buffer overflow in the HTTP handling functions of lftp to possibly execute arbitrary code on the client-side..."

  • Sydney Morning Herald: Mozilla Only Partly Vulnerable to IE Flaw (Dec 15, 2003, 15:00)
    "However, unlike IE, clicking on this test link does not bring up the spoofed URL in the address bar when one uses Mozilla and Mozilla Firebird..."