VNU Net: Linux boosted by new security software
Source: LinuxToday.com --   - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Vendors/Products Linux security was bolstered last week when Lucent's Bell Labs said that it is releasing free software for the operating system to protect enterprise servers against buffer overflow attacks. Buffer overflows have been the most common form of . . . Linux security was bolstered last week when Lucent's Bell Labs said that it is releasing free software for the operating system to protect enterprise servers against buffer overflow attacks.

Buffer overflows have been the most common form of computer security vulnerability for the past 10 years, according to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

The software, called Libsafe, stops intruders deliberately overflowing application buffer memory chips to gain access to a computer. Linux vendors Red Hat, Mandrake, Turbolinux and Debian are working with Bell to incorporate it into their operating systems. The program can be downloaded from www.bell-labs.com/org/11356/libsafe.html.

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