[svlug] Fwd: Experts debate severity of 'Winux' virus

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Mar 30 13:33:01 PST 2001

begin Margaret Wendall quotation:
> Here's something in the eWeek current posting:

Ah, Ziff-Davis.  Well, that explains it.

> Though there are no reported cases of infection by the
> virus, which affects machines running Windows or
> Linux, anti-virus experts are split on its noteworthiness.

The "experts" quoted somehow failed to notice that anyone vulnerable has
a much bigger problem, i.e., ignoring a remote root-access exploit in
obsolete versions of BIND that has been heavily publicised for over two
months.  That is, if you believe Ziff-Davis reporting.

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