Kernel Bug Lay Undiscovered for Eight Years

Aug 14, 2009

A Linux kernel bug in network socket initialization could allow an attacker to acquire root privileges to inflict damages. The security hole applies to all kernels of the 2.4 and 2.6 series and has been around possibly since 2001.

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Kind of Magic: Parted Magic 4.4 Halves RAM Usage, Dial-Up Available

Aug 14, 2009

The Parted Magic LiveCD provides numerous tools for partitioning and data backup and recovery. The newest version 4.4 runs on systems with just 256-MByte RAM and now supports dial-up networking.

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Apache 2.2.13 with Overflow Protection

Aug 11, 2009

With Apache 2.2.13, developers have closed security holes in the popular webserver.

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Wordpress 2.8.3.: New Security Release

Aug 05, 2009

The 2.8.3 release of the free blog software Wordpress fixes some privilege escalation problems left over from a previous version.

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Million Linux Kernels Simulate Botnet

Aug 04, 2009

The biggest botnet to date is being virtualized using a network of one million Linux kernels. The virtual machines form an experiment in studying the origins of the malware.

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Adobe Patches Flash Player

Jul 31, 2009

Adobe has come out with a patch for Flash Player to fix a recent security problem.

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DoS Attack Exploit in BIND 9

Jul 29, 2009

A specially crafted dynamic update message to a DNS zone for which the server is a master can raise havoc in BIND 9. An active remote exploit is already "in wide circulation."

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Tin Hat: Linux with Paranoia

Jul 28, 2009

Tin Hat, a Linux distribution based on hardened Gentoo, has been released in version 20090727.

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