LinuxSecurity.com: Linux Advisory Watch, September 22nd, 2000

[ Thanks to Benjamin
D. Thomas
for this link. ]

“A majority of the advisories released this week were for
syslogd/klogd. Caldera, SuSE, Mandrake, Trustix, Slackware, Debian,
and RedHat have all made updated packages available.
It is
important that you update this package because the vulnerability
could result in a local root compromise.”

“Other advisories included glint, screen, and xchat. Screen also
has the risk of a local root compromise. The glint vulnerability
can be used to maliciously destruct files.”

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