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Security Patches FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about security patches.

This FAQ about security patches was compiled and written by Christopher Klaus cklaus@iss.net with numerous contributions by others.


This paper is Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996
by Christopher Klaus of Internet Security Systems, Inc.

Permission is hereby granted to give away free copies electronically. You may distribute, transfer, or spread this paper electronically. You may not pretend that you wrote it. This copyright notice must be maintained in any copy made. If you wish to reprint the whole or any part of this paper in any other medium excluding electronic medium, please ask the author for permission.


I would like to thank the following people for the contribution to this FAQ
that has helped to update and shape it:

* Jonathan Zanderson (jsz@ramon.bgu.ac.il)
* Rob Quinn rjq@phys.ksu.edu
* Dr.-Ing. Rudolf Theisen, r.theisen@kfa-juelich.de
* Gerald (Jerry) R. Leslie jleslie@dmccorp.com
* Walker Aumann (walkera@druggist.gg.caltech.edu)
* Chris Ellwood (cellwood@gauss.calpoly.edu)
* Dave Millar (millar@pobox.upenn.edu)
* Paul Brooks (paul@turbosoft.com.au)

-1 - Generic Things to Look For (Security Patches)
* Firewalling is one of the best methods of stopping ...
-2 - Type of Operating System and its Vulnerabilities (Security Patches)
To find some of the newer patches, using archie and xarchie can be a ...
-2 - AIX (Security Patches)
Fixdist is a X Windows front end to the AIX PTF (Patch) Database. ...
-2 - DEC (Security Patches)
Security kits are available from Digital Equipment Corporation by ...
-2 - HPUX (Security Patches)
In order to retrieve any document that is described in this index, send ...
-2 - NEXT (Security Patches)
There are some security patches ...
-2 - SCO Unix (Security Patches)
Current releases of SCO UNIX (3.2v4.2) and Open Desktop (3.0) has ...
-2 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. SunOS 4.x and Solaris 2.x (Security Patches)
Patches may be obtained via anonymous ftp ...
-2 - Solaris 2.x Patches
Here are some file permission problems that exist on Solaris 2.3 and ...
-2 - SGI (Security Patches)
ftp.sgi.com and sgigate.sgi.com have a /security directory....
-3 - Particular Vulnerabilities (Security Patches) p1
-3 - Particular Vulnerabilities (Security Patches) p2
The Santa Cruz ...
-3 - Particular Vulnerabilities (Security Patches) p3
Sun Microsystems, Inc....
-3 - Particular Vulnerabilities (Security Patches) p4
Hijacking terminal ...
-4 - Unpatched Vulnerabilities (Security Patches)
This is intended to let consumers know that these holes have already ...

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