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 Post subject: Some Linux server security questions
PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:01 am 
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Hey everyone,

I was wondering what kinds of security threats ill would be faced with is i were to make a Linux media server and attach it to my network?

Where can i go to read up on it and some potential fix etc?


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Security risk vary depending on the distribution and the software you use... similar to any other OS or network device. Information Security / Information Assurance applies to everything. You can find specific information on websites, registering on mailing list and even RSS feeds.

Everyones favorite Ubuntu!
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/
This is how I found it.
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=ub ... ubuntu+sec

Gentoo
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/index.xml
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=ge ... tnG=Search

OpenSUSE
http://en.opensuse.org/Security
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=op ... tnG=Search
http://en.opensuse.org/Communicate/Mailinglists

Here's a few examples of some well known software.
OpenOffice
http://www.openoffice.org/security/bulletin.html
Firefox
http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-v ... refox3.0.5
http://www.mozilla.org/security/

The good news is that Package Managers take most of the fun out of all this. These two commands update my entire system... with the exception of a few programs I compiled and installed myself.
Quote:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade -y
KDE has this nice GUI front end that does the same thing... and a whole lot more.
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Websites like http://www.linuxsecurity.com/ and forums can help keep people informed too. The use of firewalls, file encryption and access controls are important and often overlooked. Common Sense is always a killer too.


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