Thursday, December 16, 2004

Students uncover dozens of Unix software flaws

Students of iconoclastic computer scientist Daniel Bernstein have found some 44 security flaws in various Unix applications, according to a list of advisories posted online.

The flaws, which range from minor slipups in rarely used applications to more serious vulnerabilities in software that ships with most versions of the Linux operating system, were found as part of Bernstein's graduate level course at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The advisories regarding the flaws were dated Wednesday and can be found on the Web site of student James Longstreet. Bernstein, a professor of computer science at the university, did not immediately respond to inquiries about the vulnerabilities.

You can read more on it here.



Nitin

1 Comments:

At 1/17/2005 09:26:00 PM, Blogger shashidhar said...

wow..nice news

and nice blog ...tooo

:)

 

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