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Kerberos 4 and 5 buffer owerflow

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SecurityThe Kerberos authentication protocol has a potential stack overflow scenario enabling intruders to gain root privileges on vulnerable machines. The hole is found in kadmind4 in all releases of MIT Kerberos 5 and all Kerberos 4 releases based on MIT Kerberos 4.

An exploit is already in circulation.

MIT has details on the flaw as well as patches available here.

 
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Wine: a new place for KLEZ to play

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SecuritySo you thought you were safe from Windows viruses because you are running Linux, or *BSD or somethng like that? Well, hang on a minute, you might still be vulnerable to an attack. How is this possible? Well, if you have Wine on your machine, you might have opened the door.
 
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OpenSSH 3.5 released

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SecurityDaily Daemon News reports that OpenSSH version 3.5 is released.
 
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FreeBSD ports collection security issues

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SecuritySeveral ports in the FreeBSD Ports Collection are affected by security issues. Among these are Apache, Opera, GNU/Linux libraries, webmin and Mozilla.

The advisory with the complete list is here.

 
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SANS / FBI Top 20 List

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Security"The Twenty Most Critical Internet Security Vulnerabilities". SANS Institute and FBI publishes not only the top twenty threats, but also explains how to fix them. Read the article over at the SANS web site.
 
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GDOI? What's that?

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SecurityYou have never heard of GDOI before, you say? Not about Group Domain Of Interpretation either? Well, GDOI is a protocol for securely sharing cryptographic keys among a group of users.
 
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Insecure VPN in Win 2000 and XP

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SecurityAustralian security company phion have released an advisory on Bugtraq concerning PPTP clients and servers on Windows 2000 and XP.
 
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MIT researchers with unforgeable key

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SecurityMIT Center for Bits and Atoms reported a new approach to digital security last week, providing a 2400(!) bits key made up of glass in epoxy housing.
 
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Linux Apache worm slowly spreading

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Security

From NetworkWorldFusion:

"Slapper has now infected at least 30,000 Linux Apache Web servers that haven't been patched to fix vulnerabilities related to the OpenSSL protocol detailed by The OpenSSL Group on July 30. Once infected by Slapper, the Linux Apache Web servers are forced to join a peer-to-peer network that can be used by anyone on the P2P network to drop any kind of application file directly into the infected servers."

Read the full article over at NetworkWorldFusion.

 
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chkrootkit 0.37 is out!

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SecurityNewsForge reports that chkrootkit version 0.37 is here. This is a tool to check on your machine for signs that you are infected by a rootkit.
 
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