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Another glibc multilib update

Barely a week has passed, and we have yet another local root hole in glibc that needed patching. The Slackware ChangeLog said it like this: a/glibc-solibs-2.12.1-x86_64-3.txz: Rebuilt. Patched “The GNU C library dynamic linker will dlopen arbitrary DSOs during setuid loads.” This security issue allows a local attacker to gain root by specifying an unsafe […]

Securing remote root access

If you ever ran a SSH server on the Internet, you will probably have noticed the massive amount of ssh break-in attempts. There are a few easy ways to get rid of the attacks and at the same time prevent your root account from being compromised. move the SSH listen port from TCP port 22 […]