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.
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