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Security Linux News for Sep 07, 2006

  • SearchOpenSource: Shell Game: Managing Bash Command History (Sep 07, 2006, 09:00)
    "One default feature of the Bash shell is to record a history of all the commands entered by a user in a log file called .bash_history, found in the user's home directory..."

  • Pluf: Linux Per-Process Syscall Hooking (Sep 07, 2006, 06:00)
    "This document describes a new syscall hooking technique for Linux systems and exposes how it can be implemented as part of a virus or a backdoor in order to take full control over an userland application..."

  • Advisories, September 6, 2006 (Sep 07, 2006, 03:45)
    Today's security advisories: gcc-3.4 (Debian GNU/Linux); Streamripper, GTetrinet, OpenTTD, and LibXfont (Gentoo Linux); openssl (Mandriva Linux); and imagemagick (Ubuntu).