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LinuxSecurity.com: Linux Advisory Watch, September 8th, 2000

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

This week has been full of advisories from various Linux
distributions regarding two severe problems with glibc. Confusing
the issue, more than one vulnerability is involved and they were
reported at different times. That means that some of the updates
only fixed the first reported problem, while others fixed both
problems.

This week, advisories were released for glibc, screen, apache,
and suidperl. The advisories released were from Caldera, Conectiva,
Debian, Mandrake, Slackware, SuSE, and Trustix. The glibc, screen,
and suidperl vulnerabilities can result in a local root
compromise.

Complete
Story