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Noel Davis reviews the published exploits from Unix and open source.
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PHP Problems
Noel Davis looks at problems in PHP, Emacs, ftpd-ssl, Lynx, Roaring Penguin pppoe, OpenVPN, RAR, Fedora Core X-Chat, HP-UX xterm, libungif4, and GpsDrive. Nov. 18, 2005

Ethereal Trouble
Noel Davis looks at problems in sudo, Ethereal, Apache mod_auth_shadow, fetchmailconf, lynx, Mantis, pnmtopng, gnump3d, Squid, unzip, uim, Curl, and imlibNov. 4, 2005

KWord Trouble
Noel Davis looks at problems in KWord, SPE under Gentoo, wget, Brightstore, eTrust, Unicenter, OpenSSL, XMail, uw-imap, weex, tcpdump, graphviz, up-imapproxy, xloadimage and xli, and Ruby. Oct. 20, 2005

XFree86 Trouble
Noel Davis looks at problems in XFree86, cfengine, RealPlayer 10, Helix Player, ClamAV, XSun, Xprt, arc, prozilla, AbiWord, Backupninja, Hylafax, ApacheTop, and libsnmp5Oct. 6, 2005

MySQL Trouble
Noel Davis looks at problems in MySQL, umount, KDE's kcheckpass, GNOME Workstation Command Center, X.org, Squid, TWiki, ncompress, grip, Turquoise SuperStat, gtkdiskfree, and LessTif. Sep. 22, 2005

Problems in PCRE, the Linux Kernel, and SILC
Noel Davis looks at problems in PCRE, the Linux kernel, SILC, Frox, MPlayer, pam_ldap, maildrop, lm_sensors, simpleproxy, backup-manager, Adobe Version Cue, phpGroupWare, and webcalendarSep. 15, 2005

PHP Trouble
Noel Davis looks at problems in PHP, Adobe Reader, Kismet, LibTIFF, Evolution, Mutt, bluez-utils, Ignite-UX, CPAINT, Awstats, Clam AntiVirus, and Gaim. Aug. 25, 2005

Apache Trouble
Noel Davis looks at problems in Apache, bzip2, Cisco devices, fetchmail, Netpbm, Ethereal, Proftpd, pstotext, apt-cacher, Compress::Zlib, Gopher, nbSMTP, and PowerDNS. Aug. 11, 2005

Problems in Oracle Reports
Noel Davis looks at problems in Oracle Reports, Skype for Linux, MediaWiki, Kate, Kwrite, Shorewall, ekg, libgadu, PHPNews, phpSurveyor, Affix, Heartbeat, and phpPgAdmin. Jul. 29, 2005

Problems in SpamAssassin, PEAR, and Bugzilla
Noel Davis looks at problems in SpamAssassin, PHP PEAR, Bugzilla, Heimdal/Kerberos telnetd, Vipul's Razor, TikiWiki, poppassd_pam, zlib, FUSE, the Solaris kernel, HT Editor, GNATS, JBoss jBPM, Trustix Secure Linux, and Trac. Jul. 22, 2005

Problems in OpenSSH, Sudo, and Java
Noel Davis looks at problems in OpenSSH, Sudo, Sun Java, Blackdown Java, tcpdump, cpio, JBOSS, Adobe Reader and Acrobat, gedit, Gaim, and Trac. Jun. 24, 2005

Problems in the Kernel, OS X, and WordPress
Noel Davis looks at problems in the Linux kernel, Mac OS X, bzip2, WordPress, WebSphere, Peercast, PHPMailer, Binutils, Popper Webmail, Dzip, and FreeBSD's gzipJun. 17, 2005

Problems in the Linux Kernel, LISTSERV, and gdb
Noel Davis looks at problems in the Linux kernel, LISTSERV, gdb, FreeRADIUS, shtool, mailutils, Qpopper, davfs2, libmagick6, picasm, cheetah, and ppxpJun. 3, 2005

Mozilla and Firefox Flaws
Noel Davis looks at problems in gzip, Mozilla and Firefox, OpenOffice.org, the FreeBSD kernel, Ethereal, TCPDump, libTIFF, Smail, Apache2's htdigest, and SCO UnixWare's chrootMay. 20, 2005

CVS Trouble
Noel Davis looks at problems in CVS, PostgreSQL, Squid, Gaim, Debian's lsh, Xine-lib, Caroline, Convert-UUlib, Rootkit Hunter, snmppd, Kommander, kimgio, RealPlayer, Helix Player, xli, and Debian's sambaMay. 6, 2005

PHP, cpio, and rsnapshot Trouble
Noel Davis looks at problems in PHP, cpio, rsnapshot, Gld, Axel, Domino, BrightStor ARCserve Backup, xv, Pine, GnomeVFS, libcdaudio, FreeBSD's ifconf, libexif, and monkeydApr. 22, 2005

Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities
In Noel Davis' latest column, he looks at problems in the Linux kernel, Telnet, sharutils, Ethereal, Midnight Commander, mpg321, OpenMosixView, cdrecord, ImageMagick, and grip. Apr. 8, 2005

KDE Trouble
Noel Davis looks at problems in KDE, MySQL, Perl, Ximian Evolution, GnuPG, OpenSLP, Ringtone Tools, LuxMan, and Ethereal. Mar. 25, 2005

Problems in GProFTPD
Noel Davis looks at problems in GProFTPD, bsmtpd, Uim, phpMyAdmin, Vim, Cyrus IMAPd, the Kodak Color Management System on Solaris, Arkeia Network Backup, curl, and PuTTY.  Mar. 11, 2005

Trouble in the Kernel, VMware, and PostgreSQL
Noel Davis looks at problems in the Linux kernel, VMware, PostgreSQL, Squid, MySQL, mailman, Apple OSX HFS+, movemail with GNU Emacs or XEmancs, KStars, typespeed, awstats, and synaesthesiaFeb. 28, 2005

Perl Trouble
Noel Davis looks at problems in Perl, PostgreSQL, ncpfs, Squid, cpio, UW IMAP, ChBg, FireHOL, Clam AntiVirus, and f2cFeb. 11, 2005

Linux and Darwin Kernel Trouble
Noel Davis looks at problems in the Linux kernel, the Darwin/Mac OS X kernel, iSync, Ethereal, enscript, hylafax, rssh, Xine-lib, mpg123, and Konversation. Jan. 27, 2005

DB2 Problems
Noel Davis looks at problems in DB2, SHOUTcast, nasm, Vilistextum, libtiff, wxGTK2, phpGroupWare, Vim, namazu2, and htmlheadlineJan. 14, 2005

Linux AMD64 Kernel Bug
Noel Davis looks at a Linux 2.4 kernel bug on AMD64 machines, problems in Samba, changepassword.cgi, MPlayer, the MIT Kerberos 5 administration library, logcheck, Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise, Konqueror, Debian debmake, Xpdf, and xzgvDec. 29, 2004

J2SE Woes
Noel Davis looks at problems in the Java 2 Runtime Environment, wget, FreeBSD's procfs and linprocfs, OpenSSL, OpenSSH, AbiWord, Blogtorrent, scponly, rssh, and kfaxDec. 17, 2004

ELF Trouble
Noel Davis looks at problems in the Linux kernel, sudo, TWiki, phpBB, cscope, Cyrus IMAP, Bugzilla, ProZilla, unarj, libxml2, and fetchDec. 1, 2004

Media-Tool Trouble
Noel Davis looks at problems in libgd, mtink, zip, ruby, Samba, freeamp, Kaffeine and gxine, Portage, zgv, shadow, and BNC. Nov. 24, 2004

Trouble in iptables
Noel Davis looks at problems in Linux iptables, OpenSSL, PuTTY, rssh, Quake II Server, libmagick6, HP Serviceguard, Xpdf, FreeRadius, WVTFTPD, GNU tftp, and pppdNov. 19, 2004

mod_ssl Problems
Noel Davis looks at problems in mod_ssl, LibTIFF, mpg123, LessTif, the Cyrus SASL library, MySQL, CUPS, ProFTPD, and the Squid web proxy cache. Oct. 19, 2004

Temporary-File Race Conditions
Noel Davis looks at a collection of temporary-file race conditions, and problems in Samba, GNU sharutils, JRun, Subversion, imlib, IBM AIX ctstrtcasd, YahooPOPs, and OpenOffice.org. Oct. 6, 2004

New Apache
Noel Davis look at problems in Apache 2.x, GNU Radius, libXpm, CUPS, gdk-pixbug, cdrtools, SUS, and Webmin. Sep. 20, 2004

Linux Kernel Exploitation
Noel Davis looks at problems in the Linux kernel, Oracle Database Server, Oracle Application Server, DB2 Universal Database, vpopmail, MIT Kerberos 5, cfengine, CDE libDtHelp, Anonymous CVS, Samba, the zlib library, Courier-IMAP, and Python.  Sep. 9, 2004

Qt Trouble
Noel Davis looks at problems in Qt, SpamAssassin, MySQL, rsync, NetBSD ftpd, Xine-lib, KDE, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Gaim, and xv.  Aug. 23, 2004

CDE Trouble
Noel Davis looks at problems in CDE's dtlogin, Oracle, SquirrelMail, SoX, phpMyAdmin, wvWare, Openftpd, CVSTrac, PostgreSQL's ODBC driver, PuTTY, and Citadel/UX.  Aug. 9, 2004

PHP Trouble
Noel Davis look at problems in PHP, Samba, mod_ssl, HP-UX's xfs and stmkfont, Ethereal, l2tpd, Domino, APC PowerChute Business Edition, Webmin, and Lexmark network printers. Jul. 26, 2004

Device-Driver Trouble
Noel Davis looks at problems in the Linux kernel, Apache 2, the Linux Virtual Server, Pure-FTPd, FreeBSD's Linux binary compatibility mode, Domino, Shorewall, libpng, and the X Display Manager. Jul. 13, 2004

Kernel DoS Vulnerability
Noel Davis looks at problems in the Linux kernel, www-sql, super, rssh, Horde-IMP, GNU GNATS, gzip, ISC DHCP, and supJun. 28, 2004

Subverted
Noel Davis look at problems in Subversion, Apache's mod_proxy and mod_ssl, Squid, MIT's krb5, RealOne, RealPlayer, ksymoops-gznm, smtp.proxy, FreeBSD's Jail(), Aspell, Tripwire, and icecastJun. 14, 2004

KDE Trouble
Noel Davis looks at problems in KDE, CSV, Subversion, Firebird, FreeBSD msync(), mailman, Opera, Apple's HelpViewer, cPanel, and xpcdJun. 2, 2004

Apache Repaired
Noel Davis looks at a problems with the Apache web server, the Linux kernel, Systrace, ssmtp, exim, SuSE Live CD 9.1, Heimdal k5admind, Kolab, IRIX Networking Security, and NukeJokes. May. 17, 2004

TCP Vulnerability
Noel Davis looks at problems in the TCP protocol, Midnight Commander (mc), proftpd, OpenOffice, libpng, rsync, LHA, Utempter, X-Chat, and sysklogdMay. 3, 2004

MySQL Trouble
Noel Davis looks at problems in the Linux kernel, MySQL, CVS, Cadaver, subversion, sitecopy, tla, iproute, Zope, logcheck, kdeprint, emil, and GNU Sharutils.  Apr. 22, 2004

Squid Security Issues
Noel Davis looks at problems in squid, Ethereal, monit, texutil, nstxd, eMule, vfte, YaST Online Update, oftpd, OpenLDAP, and MPlayer. Apr. 7, 2004

OpenSSL Vulnerabilities
Noel Davis looks look at problems in OpenSSL, sysstat, metamail, Mozilla, ModSecurity, Samba, Crafty, UUDeview, metamail, and calife. Mar. 23, 2004

New Nmap
Noel Davis looks at a new version of Nmap, problems in jailed processes under FreeBSD, and other problems in Adobe Acrobat Reader, the GNU Coreutils dir command, xboing, Apple Filing Protocol, libxml2, GNU Anubis, Sun's passwd command, and Safari.  Mar. 8, 2004

Kernel Trouble
Noel Davis looks at problems in the Linux kernel, AMD64 Linux kernels, XFree86, slocate, mod_python, susehelp, mutt, metamail, Mailmgr, PWLib, clamav, and NetBSD's Racoon IKE daemon. Feb. 23, 2004

Real Problems
Noel Davis looks at problems in PHP, Perl, the GNU C Library, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Oracle9i, RealOne, RealPlayer, CVSup, gaim, GNU libtool, and mailmanFeb. 11, 2004

Lotus Trouble
Noel Davis looks at problems in Lotus Notes for Linux, tcpdump, mod_perl, kdepim, honeyd, NetWorker, NetPBM, jabber, mc, and Mambo Open Source. Jan. 26, 2004

Linux Kernel Trouble
Noel Davis looks at problems in the Linux kernel, Ethereal, Tethereal, INN, mpg321, vbox3, isakmpd, nd, phpGroupWare, and enqJan. 12, 2004

Apache Regex Problems
Noel Davis looks at problems in Apache, mod_php, XDM, Goahead Web Server, Xerox Document Center, SARA, phpBB2, OpenBB, SquirrelMail, and pServ. Dec. 29, 2003

Linux Kernel Problems
Noel Davis looks at problems in the Linux kernel, rsync, cdwrite, 4inarow, CVS, Ebola, net-snmp, lftp, and irssi.  Dec. 15, 2003

BIND DoS Attack
Noel Davis looks at a denial-of-service attack against BIND and problems in KDE, GnuPG, screen, Ethereal, FreeRadius, mod_gzip, Pan, detecttr, OpenCA, EPIC, and libnidsDec. 1, 2003

Trouble with glibc
Noel Davis looks at problems in the standard C library libc and in xinetd, hylafax, pServ, UnAce, Quagga, Zebra, terminatorX, and omega-rpgNov. 17, 2003

New Apache
Noel Davis looks at a new release of Apache, and problems in fileutils, coreutil, anonftp, Kpopup, CUPS, Libnids, PostgreSQL, thttpd, mod_security, and the Linux Java Installer.  Nov. 5, 2003

OpenOffice Irritation
Noel Davis looks at problems in OpenOffice, slocate, fetchmail, GDM, Tomcat, ircd, HPUX's dtprintinfo, and Openserver's Xsco. Oct. 20, 2003

Problems Aplenty
Noel Davis looks at problems in XFree86, Stunnel, Exim, wu-ftpd, pam_smb, gdm2, pam_ldap, whois, the atari800 emulator, Horde, MPlayer, and Node. Oct. 15, 2003

Denial-of-Service Attacks
Noel Davis looks at denial-of-service attacks against Apache, OpenSSL, and FreeBSD, and problems in Perl, lsh, Teapop, ProFTPD, TclHttpd, MPlayer, Node, mpg123, and Freesweep. Oct. 6, 2003

Sendmail Trouble
Noel Davis looks at problems in Sendmail OpenSSH, Pine, saned, MySQL, gtkhtml, and Solstice AdminSuite.  Sep. 22, 2003

GNOME trouble
Noel Davis looks at problems in BitKeeper, the GNOME Display Manager, rcpd, ViRobot Linux Server, OpenSLP, eMule, lMule, xMule, netris, and autorespond.  Aug. 27, 2003

Postfix Attack
Noel Davis looks at problems in Postfix, DB2, stunnel, OpenSSH, up2date, eroaster, wget, xfstt, xpcd, pam-pgsql, xtokkaetama, and Half-Life. Aug. 11, 2003

Kernel Problems
Noel Davis looks at problems in Linux 2.4 kernels, Apache, VMware, BRU, Oracle, fdclone, simi, wimi, phpMyAdmin, nfs-utils, mpg123, and phpGroupWare. Jul. 28, 2003

Unzipping Problems
Noel Davis looks at problems in PHP, OpenLDAP, Xpdf, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Mozart, liece, OpenBSD's Packet Filter, unzip, Imagemagick, Ezbounce, semi, and wemi. Jul. 14, 2003

Summer GNATS Trouble
Noel Davis looks at problems in OpenSSH, radiusd-cistron, Ethereal, ypserv, lbreakout, GNATS, frox, poster, eldav, and PerlEdit.  Jun. 30, 2003

More Kernel Trouble
Noel Davis looks at problems in Linux kernels, GNU Zip, xaos, Speak Freely, eterm, Hangul Terminal, typespeed, mikmod, kon2, zblast/xzb, and zenTrack.  Jun. 16, 2003

Apache Vulnerabilities
Noel Davis looks at vulnerabilities to denial-of-service attacks with Apache web server and with CUPS; buffer overflows in PHP, glibc, and gps; and problems with ghostscript, Apache Portable Runtime (APR), mod_gzip, Batalla Naval, and Xmame. Jun. 4, 2003

Linux Kernel Problems
Noel Davis looks at problems in Linux 2.4 kernels, sendmail, IMAP clients, cdrecord, lv, GNU Privacy Guard, EnGarde Secure Linux's sudo, SCO OpenLinux's mgetty and faxspool directory, BEA WebLogic Server, Unreal Engine, and WebLogic Express. May. 19, 2003

Monkey Trouble
Noel Davis looks at problems in Portable OpenSSH, Portable OpenSSH under AIX, ATM on Linux, Qpopper's poppassd, Monkey HTTPd, Red Hat's mod_auth_any, pptpd, EPIC4, HPUX's rexec, and vulnerabilities in Cisco equipment.  May. 5, 2003

Snort Problems
Noel Davis looks at buffer overflows in Snort and SheerDNS, and problems in Xinetdvixie-cron, Oracle E-Business Suite FNDFS, xfsdump, Ximian Evolution, GtkHTML, kdegraphics, and psbanner.  Apr. 21, 2003

Apache Security Update
Noel Davis looks at a security update to Apache; a major problem in sendmail; buffer overflows in Balsa, libsmtp, passlogd, lpr-ppd, and Solaris' dtsession; and problems in NetPBM, Eye of GNOME, the Progress database, and Red Hat Linux 9's vsftpd daemon. Apr. 7, 2003

Linux Kernel Root Hole
Noel Davis looks at a root hole in the Linux kernel; buffer overflows in Samba, qpopper, ircii, Mutt, DeleGate, SuSE's lprold, and Ethereal; and problems in OpenSSL, MySQL, man, tcpdump, and Red Hat's rxvt.  Mar. 24, 2003

Buffer Overflows in sendmail
Noel Davis looks at buffer overflows in sendmail; Snort; the gzprintf() function supplied with the zlib library; and the lprm utility under OpenBSD, as well as problems in BIND; file; tcpdump; terminal emulators; Internet Message; and Messaging in the Emacs World.  Mar. 11, 2003

OpenSSL Timing Attack
Noel Davis looks at problems in OpenSSL, Oracle, mod_php, MySQL, pam_xauth, VNC, apcupsd, nethack, Rogue, and BitchX. Feb. 24, 2003

Linux Kernel Problems
Noel Davis looks at problems in the Linux kernel, Kerberos, dchp3, the Blade encoder, WebSphere Advanced Server, SpamAssasin, OpenBSD's chpass, Red Hat Linux 8.0's kernel-utils package, w3m, Window Maker, and HPUX's wall. Feb. 10, 2003

CVS Problems
Noel Davis looks at problems in Concurrent Versions System (CVS), DHCP, slocate, Vim, Linux printer drivers, susehelp, fnord, mpg123, Astaro Security Linux firewall, and phpLinks. Jan. 27, 2003

CUPS Vulnerabilities
Noel Davis looks at buffer overflows in libmcrypt, HSphere Webshell, HTTP Fetcher Library, LCDproc, and UnixWare and Open UNIX's ps; and problems in the Common Unix Printing System, BitKeeper, FreeBSD's fpathconf(), S-PLUS, dhcpcd, leafnode, and Middleman. Jan. 13, 2003

Buffer Overflows in SSH and PHP
Noel Davis looks at buffer overflows in SSH, PHP, typespeed, Cyrus IMAP Server, Cyrus SASL library, and pdftops; and problems with PFinger, KDE, and zkfingerd. Dec. 30, 2002

MySQL Vulnerabilities
Noel Davis looks at a problem with Perl's safe mode; some serious vulnerabilities in MySQL; buffer overflows in wget, tcpdump, Canna, and GTetrinet; and problems in lynx, mICQ, Sun Cobalt RaQ 4 Server Appliances, xdvi, dvips, and Exim. Dec. 16, 2002

Samba Vulnerabilities
Noel Davis looks at problems in Samba, Pine, FreeS/WAN, Solaris priocntl(), Traceroute NANOG, kon2, libcgi-tucbr, Python, pServ, and Alcatel OmniSwitch switches. Dec. 6, 2002

BIND Issues
Noel Davis looks at a large set of problems in BIND; buffer overflows in KDE's LISA, libpng, masqmail, FreeBSD resolver code, Windowmaker, Tiny HTTPd, and Zeroo HTTP Server; and problems in Lib HTTPd, KDE's telnet and rlogin KIO code, Kgpg, Squid, and UnixWare and OpenUnix's talkd. Nov. 18, 2002

Abuse Attack
Noel Davis looks at buffer overflows in Abuse, log2mail, kadmind, Heimdal, ypserv, and trek; and problems in PHP-Nuke, lprng, pam_ldap, uudecode, and bzip2.  Nov. 4, 2002

Denial-of-Service Vulnerabilities
Noel Davis looks at denial-of-service vulnerabilities in xinetd, syslog-ng, net-snmp, and Sun's lockd; problems with heartbeat, dvips, OpenOffice, and Cisco CatOS embedded HTTP server; and security vulnerabilities in kpf, gnome-gv, ggv, Mozilla, and PAM.  Oct. 22, 2002

Apache Vulnerabilities
Noel Davis looks at buffer overflows in Apache, fetchmail, Heimdal, logsurfer, ghostview, kghostview, and WN Server; and problems in unzip, tar, gv, SMRSH, and rogue. Oct. 7, 2002

Slapper Worm
Noel Davis looks at the Linux Slapper worm; a large set of vulnerabilities in NetBSD; and problems in libX11.so, OS X's nidump, DB4Web, joe, BRU Workstation, xbreaky, and Tru64/OSF1 version 3.x. Sep. 23, 2002

PHP Injection Attack
Noel Davis looks at an injection attack against PHP; several problems in KDE and Konqueror; buffer overflows in gain, kadmin, multiple applications in Tru64, and Ethereal; and problems in cacti, mhonarc, wordtrans, scrollkeeper, and the Cisco VPN Client.  Sep. 16, 2002

Bugzilla Security Problems
Noel Davis looks at buffer overflows in PostgreSQL, and UnixWare and Open UNIX's ndcfg; and problems in PHP, scponly, the kernel supplied with Red Hat Linux 7.3, Bugzilla, EPIC Script Light, UnixWare DNS Resolver, Mantis, an exploit for the Cisco IOS TFTP Server bug, and Red Hat's tcl/tk and expect.  Aug. 26, 2002

C Call Vulnerabilities
Noel Davis looks at buffer overflows in calloc(), Sun's ONE/iPlanet Web Server, dietlibc, OpenAFS, Kerberos 5 Administration System, and PNG libraries; and problems in FreeBSD's Berkeley Fast File System, CVS, iSCSI, Red Hat Secure Web Server, tinyproxy, and IRIX named.  Aug. 12, 2002

Promiscuous Mode Problems
Noel Davis looks at a vulnerability in PHP; buffer overflows in Cisco IOS, Fake Identd, HylaFAX, and EnGarde Secure Linux's resolver libraries; and problems in the reporting of Promiscuous Mode by the Linux kernel, Sun Fire servers, chfn, chsh, Pine, GNU Mailman, and the VNC challenge and response.  Jul. 30, 2002

Squid Trouble
Noel Davis looks at buffer overflows in Squid, mod-ssl, the Solaris Volume Manager, ATPhttpd, iPlanet, and kcms_configure; and problems in the CDE ToolTalk Database Server, the Linux kernel, nn, Icecast, NcFTP, and Sharp's Zaurus handheld computer. Jul. 15, 2002

OpenSSH Remote Challenge Vulnerability
Noel Davis look at remotely exploitable vulnerabilities in OpenSSH and Apache; a denial-of-service attack against BIND 9; buffer overflows in libc, tcpdump, and some RADIUS daemons; and problems in dnstools, XChat, UnixWare and Open UNIX's ppptalk, and IRIX's pmpost. Jul. 1, 2002

X-Window Mozilla Attack
Noel Davis looks at a denial-of-service attack against X Window servers; buffer overflows in the Oracle 9iAS Reports Server and Sun's AnswerBook2; and problems in Simpleinit, CGIscript.net scripts, Cisco IP Telephones, Mailman, Sun's snmpdx and mibiisa, the StepWeb Search Engine, FreeBSD's accept_filter, and Ghostscript. Jun. 17, 2002

Trojaned Networking Tools
Noel Davis looks at trojaned networking tools; a new version of OpenSSH; buffer overflows in fetchmail, mnews, Debian Solaris Netstd, Informix, and BannerWheel; and problems in dhcpd, Sendmail, Solaris' rwalld, and FreeBSD's rc. Jun. 3, 2002

OpenSSH 3.2.2 Released
Noel Davis looks at a new version of OpenSSH that corrects several security problems; buffer overflows in Wu-imapd, Solaris' lbxproxy, tcpdump, mpg321, lukemftp, and OpenServer sar; and problems in bzip2, FreeBSD's k5su, SuSE's shadow/pam-modules utilities, Red Hat's XML Extras Mozilla packages, and the Quake II server. May. 21, 2002

Solaris Buffer Overflows
In this week's column, Noel Davis look at buffer overflows in Solaris' admintool and cachefsd, the Kerberos4 FTP client, and dtprintinfo; problems in mod_python, Nautilus, Red Hat Linux's DocBook stylesheet, IRIX's nsd, and Solaris' rwall; and talks about reducing the risk of security problems. May. 6, 2002

Vulnerabilities in FreeBSD
This week Noel Davis looks at buffer overflows in OpenSSH, Squid, Listar/Ecartis, slrnpull, and IRIX's syslogd; problems in Sudo, MHonArc, and Mosix; and a local root hole and a DOS attack in FreeBSD.  Apr. 29, 2002

Oracle9i Database Server Problems
Noel Davis looks at problems with the Oracle9i Database Server; buffer overflows in XPilot, Tru64 Unix's libc and dtprintinfo, and the Melange Chat Server; and problems in Snort, Mandrake's rsync, Raptor Firewall, restricted shells, and the Informix Web DataBlade.  Apr. 22, 2002

Open BSD Local Root Exploit
In this week's Security Alerts, Noel Davis reports on an OpenBSD local root exploit; problems with OpenBSD's rshd, rexecd, and atrun; new versions of Red Hat Linux's tcpdump, libpcap, and arpwatch; and problems in Webalizer, Open Unix and UnixWare's libX11, IMP, ntop, SuSE's ucd-snmp library, Anthill, INN, and several IRIX utilities.  Apr. 16, 2002

New Version of Apache
Noel Davis looks at a new release of Apache; buffer overflows in VNC, Icecast, Progress, and Solaris' Xsun; and problems in LogWatch, talkd, popper_mod, EMU Webmail, wwwisis 3.x, and OpenLinux's KDE.  Apr. 8, 2002

Log File Tool Vulnerabilities
In this week's Security Alerts, Noel Davis reports on problems with two popular log file analysis tools, analog and LogWatch, as well as security holes in Java Web Start, libsafe, phpBB2, and Posadis. Apr. 1, 2002

Java Runtime Environment Vulnerability
Noel Davis looks at a local root vulnerability in Webmin; a bug in BSD-based TCP/IP stacks; a vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment; buffer overflows in listar, Imlib, and Open Unix and UnixWare 7's rpc.cmsd; and problems in Netscape, QPopper, PHP's move_uploaded_file() function, Penguin Traceroute, PHP Net Toolpack, and Mandrake's kdm. Mar. 25, 2002

zlib Compression Library Bug
In this week's Security Alerts, Noel Davis reports on a bug in the zlib compression library; buffer overflows in efingerd and many RADIUS servers; and problems in CVS, rsync, PureTLS, xtux, SMS Server Tools, and GNU fileutils. Mar. 18, 2002

Buffer Overflows in OpenSSH and mod_frontpage
In this week's Security Alerts, Noel Davis reports on buffer overflows in OpenSSH and mod_frontpage, a fix for Zope, and more.  Mar. 11, 2002

Buffer Overflows in PHP Forms and mod_ssl
In this week's Security Alerts, Noel Davis reports buffer overflow problems in PHP forms and mod_ssl, as well as security holes in Oracle 8 and 9 systems, User Mode Linux, and the webtop application of Caldera's Open UNIX and UnixWare systems.  Mar. 4, 2002

Insecure Web Proxy Servers
Some Web proxy servers appear to be vulnerable to attack. Abuses include bypassing firewall restrictions and sending spam email. In this week's Security Alerts, Noel Davis covers this topic plus a handful of other important issues. Feb. 25, 2002

Flaws in LIDS, CUPS, and Sawmill
In this week's Security Alerts, Noel Davis finds flaws in LIDS, CUPS, and Sawmill.  Feb. 19, 2002

Buffer Overflows Abound
This week Noel Davis looks at buffer overflows in mutt, groff, OpenServer's lpstat, and mIRC; and problems in Plesk, OpenLDAP, mrtgconfig, dnrd, Perdition, DeleGate, BSCW, Oracle9iAS Web Cache, and FreeBSD's AIO. Feb. 11, 2002

AIM Filter's Back Door and gzip's Buffer Overflow
In this week's Security Alerts, Noel Davis sees a buffer problem in gzip, a vulnerability in OpenBSD's lpd, and problems in the AIM Filter that was to protect users from buffer overflow attacks.  Feb. 4, 2002

Buffer Overflows in RealPlayer and GNU Chess
In this week's Security Alerts, Noel Davis reports on buffer overflows in Real Player and GNU Chess, a vulnerability in PHP-Nuke, and a security bug in rsync.  Jan. 28, 2002

Problems with sudo, at, and efax
In this week's Security Alerts, Noel Davis details problems with sudo, the at command, the efax program, and other open source apps and commands.  Jan. 22, 2002

ProFTPD's DoS Problem and Slash's Weak Link
In this week's Security Alerts, Noel Davis reports on a denial-of-service attack for ProFTPD, vulnerabilities in Slash code, and other problems.  Jan. 14, 2002

Problems with Pine and Stunnel
In this week's Security Alerts, Noel Davis reports on a vulnerability in Pine's URL viewer that grants the user's permission to an attacker. Jan. 7, 2002

Vulnerability in login
In this week's Security Alerts, Noel Davis reports on a vulnerability that lets remote attackers access root through login, a problem in JRun Java app server software that exposes souce code of JavaServer pages, and a glitch in the script utility that lets users overwrite arbitrary files.  Dec. 17, 2001

New Vulnerability in OpenSSH
A new vulnerability in OpenSSH can be exploited by a local attacker to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the root user. Noel Davis also covers problems in OpenBSD, wmtv, Auto Nice Daemon, NetDynamics, Xitami Web server, libgtop_daemon, xtel, Lotus Domino, OpenServer's setcontext and sysi86, SuSE's Postfix installation, and fml. Dec. 10, 2001

Buffer Overflow in WU FTP daemon
In this week's Security Alerts, Noel Davis reports on a buffer overflow in a popular FTP daemon, as well as problems with procmail, Hypermail, and Red Hat and BSDI's UUCP applications.  Dec. 3, 2001

A New Version of OpenSSH
A new release of OpenSSH fixes a variety of bugs, including a security vulnerability, while Red Hat's Stronghold has a vulnerability that can be used to disclose sensitive system files. Details on these and more in this week's Security Alerts. Nov. 26, 2001

SSH Buffer Overflow
The big news this week is that the SSH Communications Security recommends that users stop using the SSH1 protocol and replace it with SSH2. Users of OpenSSH should upgrade to version 2.3.0 as soon as possible. Learn more about the SSH buffer overflow problem, plus other alerts, in this column.  Nov. 19, 2001

A DoS Attack via Tux
In this week's Security Alerts, Noel Davis highlights a DoS attack on Tux, the Web server in the Linux kernel, and other vulnerabilities in open source software, Novell, Cisco, and Mac OS 10.1.  Nov. 13, 2001

Linux syncookies Vulnerability and an scp/sftp bug
In this week's Security Alerts, Noel Davis reports on a vulnerability in the cookie used by netfilter, a weakness that allows an attacker to access the Web admin template in Lotus Domino, and a bug in some versions of scp and sftp.  Nov. 5, 2001

Linux Buffer Overflows and an old SSH Daemon
In this week's Security Alerts, Noel Davis reports on a bug in the Linux kernel that can allow files that exceed a user's quota limits; an old daemon hanging around in SSH 2; and vulnerabilities in Red Hat's printing system.  Oct. 29, 2001

A Root Exploit and DoS in the Linux Kernel
In this week's Security Alerts, Noel Davis looks at a root exploit and a denial-of-service attack in the Linux kernel; buffer overflows in Snes9x and Oracle 9i Web Cache; and problems in PAM's login, Squid, Apache, Mac OS X, W3Mail, sdiff, and looking-glasses. Oct. 22, 2001

Vulnerabilities in Lotus Domino, Zope, and Cisco Secure PIX Firewall
In this week's Security Alerts, Noel Davis reports on vulnerabilities in Zope, Mandrake and Caldera uucp packages, PHP Nuke, Lotus Domino, and more.  Oct. 15, 2001

Vulnerabilities in sendmail, speechd, and OpenServer vi
In this week's Security Alerts, Noel Davis reports problems in sendmail, Solaris Yellow Pages, CDE ToolTalk, speechd, FreeBSD login, OpenServer vi, Hushmail's Web-based email server, and FreeBSD's OpenSSH. Oct. 8, 2001

OpenSSH Problems
In this week's Security Alerts, Noel Davis reports that sftp is the weakest link in OpenSSH. Find out what to do about it and problems with Websphere, Red Hat setserial, and Apache running on OS X.  Oct. 1, 2001

Buffer Overflows in uidadmin
In Security Alerts for Sept. 24, 2001, Noel Davis warns about buffer overflows in Open Unix and UnixWare's uidadmin, an exploit in glFTPD, a vulnerability in the Web-based email system Basilix, and more.  Sep. 24, 2001

Protect Your Network from the Nimda Worm
The Nimda worm, first reported on Sept. 18, 2001, exploits a range of vulnerabilities in Microsoft servers, email clients, and web browsers to attack and infect server and client machines. In this special Security Alert, Noel Davis details the worm's methods of attack, shows how to tell if your network has been infected, and how to patch the problems.  Sep. 21, 2001

Linux Virus Reported
In this week's Security Alerts, Noel Davis warns about a Remote Shell Trojan Linux-based virus, buffer overflows in fetchmail, and problems in the BSD Line Printer Daemon.  Sep. 18, 2001

Buffer Overflow in OpenServer's Mana
This week Noel Davis warns about a buffer overflow in OpenServer's mana; symbolic link race conditions in Solaris' patchadd and the Netscape 6.01a installation scripts; and problems in ProFTPd, Conectiva Linux's tcltk, NetBSD's dump, mailman, mod_auth_mysql, Directory Manager, Taylor UUCP, screen, PHProjekt, and Red Hat's lpd.  Sep. 10, 2001

Buffer overflows in OpenUnix 8 utilities and the Solaris printer daemon
In this week's Security Alerts, Noel Davis looks at buffer overflows in OpenUnix 8 utilities, vulnerabilities in the Macromedia ColdFusion server and other weak links in your system. Sep. 4, 2001

Serious Problem with sendmail
In this week's Security Alerts, Noel Davis looks at a serious problem with sendmail; buffer overflows in HP-UX ftpd, UnixWare su, and AOLserver; and much more. Aug. 27, 2001

Quake 3 Arena Buffer Overflow
In this week's Security Alerts, Noel Davis warns of a remote root compromise in the back-up and recovery tool Arkeia, an attack against Web browsers that can send data to arbitrary TCP ports, and a buffer overflow in Quake 3 Arena.  Aug. 20, 2001

More Telnet Daemon Vulnerabilities
Noel Davis shows us buffer overflows in Linux telnet daemons, IBM AIX telnet daemons, the Kerberos 5 telnet daemon, Window Maker, and Solaris' xlock; temporary-file race conditions in AllCommerce and rcs2log; and vulnerabilities in ZyXEL Prestige 642R and 642R-I ADSL routers, groff, OpenLDAP, fetchmail, UnixWare Package Tools, docview, and ColdFusion Server 5.  Aug. 13, 2001

Security Alerts: Linux IP Masquerading
Noel Davis shows us buffer overflows in xloadimage, ucd-snmp, Oracle dbsnmp, and xmcd's cda; and vulnerabilities in phpMyAdmin, wvdial, Slackware's man, Linux IP masquerading, and Slackware's locate.  Aug. 6, 2001

Linux Kernel Bug
Noel Davis shows us a bug in Linux Kernels newer than 2.4.3; a buffer overflow in Solaris' dtmail; vulnerabilities in CylantSecure, PHPLib, top, Apache, tar, Firewall-1, Arkeia backup software, and IRIX's netprint; and talks about the configuration of Cayman DSL routers.  Jul. 30, 2001

Security Alerts: Remote Root Exploit in Telnet Daemon
Noel Davis shows us a root exploit in BSD derived telnet daemons; buffer overflows in xman, the Merrit and Lucent RADIUS servers, ypbind, the AIX libi18n Library, and tcpdump; temporary-file race conditions in lmail and tripwire; and vulnerabilities in SSH Secure Shell 3.0.0, Lotus Domino Server, IMP, SSLeay/OpenSSL, and squid. Jul. 23, 2001

Security Alerts: sudo root exploit
Noel Davis shows us buffer overflows in sudo, SuSE's dip, Scotty's ntping, and UnixWare's statd; a flaw in FreeBSD's rfork(); two vulnerabilities in Check Point's VPN-1/FireWall-1 firewall products; a new version of the rpm package manager; two vulnerabilities in Macromedia's ColdFusion Server; a minor Apache bug; a brute-force attack against SuSE's AXP Alpha xdm utility; and more on the cfingerd remote vulnerability.  Jul. 16, 2001

Security Alerts: PHP Weaknesses?
Noel Davis shows us a correction to the report on the AIX rsh buffer overflow; buffer overflows in Solaris' whodo, and UnixWare's su, uucp, and crontab packages, and xvt; temporary file symbolic link race condition vulnerabilities in Red Hat's LPRng, and Red Hat's crontab; problems in Poprelayd, PHP Safe mode, ePerl, 802.11b Access Points, Gnatsweb, SquirrelMail, and phpMyAdmin; and a paper on common PHP vulnerabilities. Jul. 9, 2001

SAMBA Remote Root Exploit
Noel Davis shows us buffer overflows in the GazTek HTTP Daemon, Solaris Printer Daemon, and w3m; a problem in default SAMBA installations that can be used to gain root access; and problems in Cisco 6400 NRP2, udirectory, Tarantella, Oracle 8i SQLNet, Formmail.pl, OS X directory permissions, and kdesu. Jul. 2, 2001

AIX Remote Root Exploit
Noel Davis shows us buffer overflows in AIX's rsh, the curses library, Red Hat Linux's XFree86 packages, xinetd, MDBMS, BestCrypt, and cfingerd; format-string vulnerabilities in Kaspersky AntiVirus, eXtremail, and the Solaris at command; a symbolic-link race condition in KTVision; and problems in pmpost, AIX's diagrpt, and iptables. Jun. 25, 2001

OpenBSD Local Root Exploit
Noel Davis shows us a race condition in the OpenBSD kernel; cross-site request forgeries; a new version of tcpdump; buffer overflows in rxvt, fetchmail, the HP-UX implementation of CDE, and UW-IMAP; a symbolic-link race condition in mandb; and vulnerabilities in SITEWare Editor's Desktop, Apache under Mac OS X client, LPRng, Caldera's Volution, and Slackware 7.1's /etc/shells. Jun. 18, 2001

Remote Root Exploit in QPopper
Noel Davis shows us buffer overflows in the Solaris mail utility, Qpopper, and TIAtunnel; temporary-file race conditions in Imp, kmmodreg, and ispell; format-string vulnerabilities in GnuPG and exim; denial-of-service attacks against NetBSD and Fpf; and problems in OpenSSH, the Cisco Content Service Switch, and BestCrypt.  Jun. 11, 2001

Apache.org Server Compromised
Noel Davis shows us the compromise of the Apache Software Foundation Server; buffer overflows in yppasswd, Qpopper, and mailtool; vulnerabilities in TWIG, webmin, and GnuPG; a new type of attack against sendmail; and discuss the use of the user nobody.  Jun. 4, 2001

Clean Up Your Code with Flawfinder
Noel Davis shows us buffer overflows in the FTP daemon included in the krb5-workstation package, Debian's ftpd, HP OpenView NNM v6.1, and ncurses; temporary-file race conditions in scoadmin and InoculateIT; problems in Cisco CBOS, Cisco IOS, and Solaris 8 fingerd; new versions of OpenSSH and Red Hat's mktemp; and two tools to scan C and C++ source code for potential errors. May. 29, 2001

Cheese Worm Plugs Hole Left by Lion Worm
Noel Davis shows us buffer overflows in man, DQS, Netscape Enterprise Web Publisher, and IRIX Embedded Support Partner; a temporary-file race condition in the ARCservIT Unix Client; problems in Zope, Cisco Content Service Switch, CUPS, i386 syscalls in Solaris x86, and the Logitech Wireless Desktop; and talks about Cheese the "friendly" worm.  May. 22, 2001

Solaris Worm Attacks IIS Servers
Noel Davis shows us problems in vixie cron, Oracle ADI, EnGarde Secure Linux, and Samba 2.0.8; discuss the sadmind/IIS worm; and how to protect your system against worms and other attackers.  May. 15, 2001

Predictable Initial Sequence Numbers
Noel Davis shows us predictable initial sequence number attacks; a format string vulnerability in minicom; a buffer overflow in mailx; a new version of GnuPG; and problems in SAP R/3 demo, Bugzilla, and Red Hat Linux 7.1's mount package May. 8, 2001

Looking at the lpdw0rm Worm
Noel Davis shows us the lpdw0rm worm; an updated version of OpenSSL; buffer overflows in MIT Kerberos 5's FTP Daemon, and Mercury for NetWare's POP3 Daemon; a string format vulnerability in gftp; a symbolic link race condition in nedit's backup files; a temporary file race condition in rpmdrake; and problems in phpMyAdmin, Debian's zope packages, and the Tektronix PhaserLink 850's Web Server.  May. 1, 2001

Sudo Contains Root Exploit
Noel Davis shows us buffer overflows in sudo, innfeed, and Cyberscheduler; symbolic link race conditions in Samba, VMware, exuberant-ctags, and nedit; and problems in Red Hat FTP iptables, mgetty, DCForum, Cyberscheduler, and sendfiled.  Apr. 24, 2001

FTP Buffer Overflows
Noel Davis shows us buffer overflows in FTP daemons, Oracle Application Server, Solaris ipcs, Solaris Xsun, and SCO OpenServers; temporary-file race conditions in pine and pico; format string bugs in HylaFAX and cfingerd; a bug that causes Netscape to execute JavaScript placed in a GIF comment; and problems in Midnight Commander, mkpasswd, Alcatel ADSL-Ethernet Bridges, and Interscan VirusWall. Apr. 17, 2001

A New Worm Targets Linux
Noel Davis shows us the Linux based Adore Worm; buffer overflows in xntpd and ntpd; and vulnerabilities in SharePlex, Ultimate Bulletin Board, Lucent/ORiNOCO Closed Network, Red Hat's OpenSSH, Cisco Content Services Switches, and IPFilter.  Apr. 10, 2001

Lion Worm Continues Rampage
Noel Davis shows us the Lion worm; a race condition in the Linux kernel; buffer overflows in several SCO Unix utilities; a new version of MySQL that fixes a major security problem; vulnerabilities in some Cisco routers, switches, and concentrators; and problems with Raptor Firewall, CrazyWWWBoard, Solaris tip, and Pitbull LX.  Apr. 3, 2001

MySQL File Overwrite Vulnerability
Noel Davis shows us a buffer overflow in ASPSeek; a denial of service attack against timed; a new version of OpenSSH with many improvements; an attack against the private keys used by GnuPG; a race condition in the UFS and EXT2FS file systems; and problems with MySQL, VIM, FCheck, Solaris perfmon, Interchange, and Compaq's management software.  Mar. 27, 2001

Apache Insecurity Reveals Directory Contents
Noel Davis discusses buffer overflows and format string vulnerabilities in icecast, Half-Life Dedicated Server, Solaris SNMP, ipop2d, ipop3d, imapd, mutt, and cfengine; temporary-file problems in the SGML-Tools package and Mesa; and problems with Apache, several FTP daemons, a Solaris SNMP agent, vBulletin, FTPFS, and Ikonboard. Mar. 20, 2001

Multi-Homed Server Vulnerabilities
This week: Buffer overflows in ircd, ePerl, MIT Kerberos 4 and 5, ascdc, and slrn; temporary file problems in MIT Kerberos 4 and 5, the GNU C Library, and Athena widgets; problems with proftpd under Debian, Midnight Commander, Cisco Aironet 340 Bridges, and man2html; and loopback devices and multi-homed routing. Mar. 13, 2001

Is Your Router Insecure?
Noel Davis shows us a problem in Cisco IOS that can be used to predict TCP sequence numbers in routers; problems in PHP-Nuke, Chili!Soft ASP, Nortel Networks Connectivity Extranet Switches, Joe, Veritas Cluster Server, and fcron; and a buffer overflow in mailx. Mar. 6, 2001

Java JDE Allows Unauthorized Commands
Noel Davis shows us a problem in Java that allows Java code to execute unauthorized commands; buffer overflows in CUPS and sudo; temporary file problems with StarOffice, MicroFocus COBOL, and CUPS; and vulnerabilities in pgp4pine, the Solaris LDAP PAM module, adcycle, and Zope. Feb. 27, 2001

MySQL Buffer Overflow; Secure PHP Coding
Noel Davis shows us buffer overflows in MySQL, analog, vixie cron, and Kerberos IV; problems with kicq, licq, and kaim; root exploits in NetBSD i386 kernels; and insecure coding with PHP and MySQL.  Feb. 20, 2001

Linux Kernel Problems; SSH Design Flaw
Noel Davis shows us a system-call problem and a race condition in Linux; buffer-overflow problems in SSH-1 and XMail; DOS attack vulnerabilities in BIND 9.0.1 and ProFTPD; string format problems in man; design flaws in wireless networking security code; and temporary file problems in FreeBSD's sort. Feb. 13, 2001

Buffer-Overflow Problems in BIND
Buffer-overflow bugs are discovered in BIND, gnuserv, tinyProxy, and INN; developers report issues with ntop and LPRng. Feb. 6, 2001

New Security Problems and a Warning About Checking User Input
Noel Davis summarizes new security issues including buffer overflows in splitvt, bing, write, and Lotus Domino's SMTP server; temporary file problems with webmin and Apache's mod_rewrite; format string problems with icecast; ip firewalling problems with FreeBSD; and SQL problems in Postaci. Jan. 30, 2001

Ramen Worm Attacks Red Hat Linux Machines
An Internet worm that attacks Red Hat Linux machines has cracked hundreds of machines. Noel Davis describes this and other security problems brought to light this week.  Jan. 22, 2001

Insecure Temporary File Functions
Noel Davis reports on the latest security problems and news, including the Immunix OS security audit, issues with GNU C library, ReiserFS, linuxconf and more. Jan. 15, 2001

IBM Websphere, Shockwave Flash, and emacs Advisories
Problems this week include minor problems with sendmail, exposure problems with Lotus Domino, problems in the default setup of Informix Webdriver and IBM Websphere Commerce Suite, a buffer overflow in Shockwave Flash, denial of service attacks against login, privacy problems in emacs, symlink attack in exmh, and a potential exploit against GTK+.  Jan. 8, 2001

PalmOS, Half-Life Server, and Ethereal Vulnerabilities
Problems this week include more symlink problems with catman and dialog, buffer overflows in oops, halflifeserver, and ethereal, key problems with gnupg, problems with PalmOS devices, and a prime example of amazing vulnerabilities in third-party software packages.  Jan. 2, 2001

Security Alerts: OpenBSD, Zope, syslogd, and More
Security-related advisories this week include a remote root exploit of OpenBSD and NetBSD, more temporary file problems in Solaris's patchadd and ksh, local root vulnerabilities in Stunnel, syslogd, and klogd, and new tools for man in the middle attacks.  Dec. 27, 2000

Security Alerts: SAMBA, pine, ircd, and More
Noel Davis summarizes recent open source and Unix security-related advisories. Problems this week include symlink problems with joe, pico, and samba, a buffer overflow in bftpd, and problems with pine. Dec. 19, 2000

Security Alerts: KTH Kerberos, Red Hat PAM, and More
Noel Davis summarizes open source and Unix exploits. Problems this week include local and remote root exploits in KTH Kerberos, buffer overflows in Red Hat's PAM, a discussion of security problems with web-based applications, and an example of one of these security problems in phpGroupWare.  Dec. 12, 2000

Security Alerts: Twig, Midnight Commander, and More
Noel Davis summarizes published open source and Unix exploits. Problems this week include arbitrary code execution in Twig, new symlink attacks, a hidden control code attack on Midnight Commander, and a LANGUAGE attack on glibc. Dec. 6, 2000

Security Alerts: Koules Local Root Exploit And More.
This week's exploits include a local root compromise in Koules 1.4, a buffer overflow in modutilities, and various problems with Alladin Ghostscript.  Nov. 28, 2000

Security Alerts: Vixie cron Exploit and More
This week's column includes exploits reported for Vixie cron, OpenSSH, tcsh, and more. Nov. 20, 2000

Security Alerts: OpenBSD Non-exploit and More
Noel Davis reviews the published exploits from Unix and open source. This week's Insecurities column includes a satirical non-exploit against OpenBSD Nov. 13, 2000



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