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Allegro-Software-RomPager 2.10 vulnerable to Dos Attack  02 June 2000 
Source: Bugtraq - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Here is a pretty serious DoS advisory released on Bugtraq. I am not aware of any fixes, yet. We'll keep you posted! "Allegro-Software-RomPager is an http server which is used in network hardware like switches to provide a . . .
 
TACACS+ Analysis  01 June 2000 
Source: OpenWall Project - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
TACACS+ is a protocol used to provide access control for routers and network devices created by Cisco. Solar found a buffer overflow and reported it and supplied a patch in the report below. Cisco later responded to . . .
 
Nmap 2.53 Released  31 May 2000 
Source: Insecure.org - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The latest version of nmap, a utility for port scanning networks, has been released. This tool should be in everyone's security arsenal. "The main addition is IP Protocol scan mode (-sO) which tells you what protocols the host . . .
 
The Shell Game  31 May 2000 
Source: DevShed [Thanks to Randy Cosby] - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
This article explains the need and rationale for Secure SHell, an encrypted communications channel which functions as a telnet replacement, and also guides you through the process of installing and using SSH on your own system. . . .
 
Access denied: Government taking information off the web  31 May 2000 
Source: Federal Computer Week --    - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
When it emerged less than a decade ago, the World Wide Web was quickly embraced as a bright new medium that could help reinvent government and revitalize democracy. But gradually government policy-makers have also seen that the Web has a . . .
 
Spring cleaning tips for managers  30 May 2000 
Source: GCN --   - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
If your agency deals in classified or sensitive information, you probably wage an ongoing war against Internet hackers. The danger isn’t so much from hackers’ creativity as much as it’s due to managers’ failures to seal security holes, establish policies . . .
 
popa3d v0.4 contributed Kerberos v4 and APOP authentication patches  30 May 2000 
Source: OpenWall Project [Thanks to Solar Designer] - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Dug Song has contributed Kerberos v4 (KPOP) and APOP authentication patches for popa3d v0.4. I've mirrored them into popa3d/contrib on the FTP and added links to the popa3d page at the usual location: . . .
 
IPv6 wins support as third-generation multimedia protocol  29 May 2000 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
"... The proposal, which paves the way to make IPv6 the standard protocol in third-generation mobile multimedia networks, was accepted this week in a plenary session of the system architecture group of the 3GPP (Third-Generation Partnership Project), Nokia said in . . .
 
Can IPv6 replace SSL?  29 May 2000 
Source: RootPrompt.org - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Reto Haeni has written this paper that gives a brief overview of the features of IPv6 and discuss its security specifications. In the later sections of the paper, he compares the security specifications of IPv6 to one of today's available . . .
 
Secure Web-2-WAP File Transfers now Possible  26 May 2000 
Source: Currents.net --   - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Accessing the Web using WAP (Wireless Application Protocol)-enabled mobile phones may be all the rage, but what about the security issues? While it is possible to encrypt selected sections of the Web using a desktop PC with conventional browser and . . .
 
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