Another Red Hat Backdoor Article

    Date27 Apr 2000
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Here is another article on on Red Hat's backdoor. "What is characterized as a major security flaw in one of the most popular Web server software programs was discovered this week. A downloadable correction "patch" already has been issued, according . . . Here is another article on on Red Hat's backdoor. "What is characterized as a major security flaw in one of the most popular Web server software programs was discovered this week. A downloadable correction "patch" already has been issued, according to the Internet security team that discovered the breach.

    Chris Rouland, director of Internet Security System's "X-Force" team of security experts, told Newsbytes Tuesday that the flaw in the Red Hat Linux Piranha product was being given a Level 5 rating, for "most severe," by the security firm.


    The problem, which was discovered during a routine ISS check of the Red Hat software, is particularly problematic because it is so simple, Rouland said.

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