March 23, 2001

Avaya upgrades free Linux security software

Author: JT Smith

IDG News Service reports that Avaya Labs Research has released Libsafe 2.0, the
latest version of its free security software for Linux

"The new version of Libsafe shields servers from both
buffer overflow and format string attacks, Avaya said in a
statement. Such attacks occur when unauthorized users
take advantage of loopholes in software running on
servers, allowing the attackers to override existing codes
in a running program with their own code. This gives the
hackers control over the affected server software,
allowing them to access confidential information that may
be in the system." If you're interested, here's the press release from PR Newswire.


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