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Special Forums News, Links, Events and Announcements Flaw leaves Linux computers vulnerable Post 19227 by PxT on Monday 8th of April 2002 12:16:21 PM
Old 04-08-2002
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Originally posted by jacx2
That is a threat at this time however I think that in the next version of Linux (Version 7.3 i think) Linus Torvalds (The creator of Linux) will have some sort of defence against it.
We'll have to wait and see
a) The flaw has nothing to do with the kernel version (and therefore nothing to do with linus). It is in a commonly used user-space library.
b) The flaw has already been fixed by the major vendors. Updated versions of affected packages are available immediately from RedHat, Debian, Mandrake, etc.
c) RedHat != Linux. The next RedHat version will (probably) be 7.3. The next linux (kernel) version will be 2.4.19
 
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woof(1) 						      General Commands Manual							   woof(1)

NAME
woof - A small, simple, stupid webserver to share files SYNOPSIS
woof [options] file DESCRIPTION
woof is a tool to copy files between hosts. It can serve a specified file on HTTP,just for a given number of times, and then shutdown. It can be easily used to share files across the computers on a net, and given that the other ends should have just a browser, it can share stuff between different operating system, or different devices (e.g.: a smartphone). It can also show a simple html form in order to upload a file. commands. OPTIONS
A summary of options is included below. -h Show summary of options. -i <ip_addr> IP address to share the file -p <port> Port to be used to share the file -c <count> Number of times to share the file -z <dir> Used on a directory, it creates a tarball with gzip compression -j <dir> Used on a directory, it creates a tarball with bzip2 compression -Z <dir> Used on a directory, it creates a tarball with ZIP compression -u <dir> Used on a directory, it creates a tarball with no compression -s Used to distribute woof itself -U woof provides an upload form and allows uploading files AUTHOR
woof was written by Simon Budig <simon@budig.de> This manual page was written by Andrea Colangelo <warp10@ubuntu.com>, for the Debian project (and may be used by others). Last Modified: September 12, 2010 woof(1)

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