Red Hat Security Flaw Found

Yes, it can even happen to Linux, just not every week.

Home
Home

News
News

Topic
Topics

AAx
AAx

2-May-00 - Last week Internet security Systems Inc. researchers issued an high allert for the Piranha product included with one version of Red Hat Linux. Piranha is a set of utilities used to administer the Linux Virtual Server.

The flaw is a default password in the GUI portion of Piranha which would allow a person who knew it to execute commands remotely on the server, and to access other computers on the network. While such default passwords are normal for Microsoft products, they are not considered permissable in other products.

This flaw exists only in Piranha 0.4.12 shipped with Red Hat Linux 6.2. A patch was immediately made available by Red Hat.

©:Andrew Grygus - Automation Access - www.aaxnet.com - aax@aaxnet.com
Velocity Networks: Network Consulting Service - Internet Service Provider - Web Page Design and Hosting
All trademarks and trade names are recognized as property of their owners