Students of iconoclastic computer scientist Daniel Bernstein have found some 44 security flaws in various Unix applications, according to a list of advisories posted online.
The flaws, which range from minor slipups in rarely used applications to more serious vulnerabilities in software that ships with most versions of the Linux operating system, were found as part of Bernstein's graduate-level course at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
"Every program is used somewhere--this was a requirement for the homework--but the programs vary widely in popularity," Bernstein, a professor of computer science at the university, stated in an e-mail interview Thursday.
The advisories regarding the flaws were dated Wednesday and can be found on the
Web site of student James Longstreet