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Linux Kernel Point Release Fixes Flaws

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The new 2.6.16.1 Linux kernel point release follows the 2.6.16 release by a week and includes various bug fixes, as well as a fix for a potential security vulnerability.

Four New RealPlayer Bugs Squashed

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RealNetworks on Wednesday disclosed four critical bugs in a large number of its media products, then rolled out new, patched versions for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Sendmail flaw opens door to intruders

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A serious flaw exists in certain versions of the popular Sendmail open-source and commercial e-mail software, but fixes are available, researchers said Wednesday.

Linux Kernel "do_replace" and "NDIS" Response Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities

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Two vulnerabilities have been identified in Linux Kernel, which could be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary commands or cause a denial of service in Kernel versions prior to 2.6.16.

Ultra-fierce DoS computer attacks on the rise

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A shattering new form of the "denial-of-service" computer attack could be on the rise, according to a company that controls some of the internet's core infrastructure.

Port knocking: A security idea whose time has come

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Many, many innovations come from the Linux and Unix world. Few are more intriguing to me than port knocking. Port knocking works on the concept that users wishing to attach to a network service must initiate a predetermined sequence of port connections or send a unique string of bytes before the remote client can connect to the eventual service.

10 Best Security Live CD Distros

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Here's a list of the 10 best security Live CD Distros. It's a nice compilation with brief descriptions of tools and such with handy download links.

Hackers Targeting Mambo Security Holes

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Hackers are actively seeking out unpatched versions of the Mambo content management system, which recently repaired a serious security hole. Sites running on Mambo should upgrade to the latest version as soon as possible.

Enterprise Unix Roundup: The Fed-Backed Bug Zapper

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This week, Coverity announced the initial results of its code scans, churning out numbers for 32 open source projects. Somewhat tellingly, the average defect density of just the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and Perl/PHP) stack was .290. These numbers are all well and good, but what are open source developers supposed to do with them now?

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