SuSE releases critical patches

By Derek Sooman on February 7, 2005, 12:11 PM
Novell owned SuSE has released a number of patches, which they claim to be "highly critical". The patches in question are to address several vulnerabilities that have been found to exist in SuSE' eMail Server 3.x, Linux Database Server, Linux Enterprise Server 9 and Linux Office Server. Resultant exploits include cross-site scripting attacks, remote system access, exposure of sensitive information, spoofing and denial-of-service attacks, so if you are a SuSE user, you should get downloading and patching right away. However, there have been some concerns over the patching process.

"SuSE started a new policy of bundling their updates, so that creates some confusion over what is highly critical and needs to be addressed first. Microsoft has scheduled updates too, but there is one patch for one product. SuSE bundles in multiple patches for multiple products." - Thomas Kristensen, Secunia's chief technology officer.

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