security issues

Like most sys admin, I’m lazy. I try to automate almost all things in order to save time. Inexperienced sys admin and help desk staff working under me finds all these tools useful. It saves their time and avoids security issues. Automation allows help desk staff to do things that they don’t have enough direct system knowledge to do themselves. However, selecting correct tool and applying correct methodology is very important.

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Mozilla has released software updates to fix at least 8 security vulnerabilities (3 critical bugs) in its Firefox software for the Windows, Linux, Mac and other platforms. You can now download Firefox version 3.0.5. This update has been rated as having important security impact.

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Debian 5 php5 package has serious security issues as follows:

To prevent Denial of Service attacks by exhausting the number of available temporary file names, the max_file_uploads option introduced in PHP 5.3.1 has been backported.

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Didn’t take long to release new version.

Firefox version 3.0.3 has been released. This version fix the known issues and brings stability to product.

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VIM text editor version 7.2 has been released and available for download. There are many bug fixes and updated runtime files. The only new feature worth mentioning is support for floating point.

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Debian Linux project released today bug fixes for lighttpd and gaim package that allows remote attacks and DoS attacks.

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