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Linux Kernel Vulnerability ... and prior

From the “batten the hatches department” (borrowed from slashdot), it seems like we have been doing a lot of battening lately and will do even more in the next…um, week or so?  Here is one for the Linux people on pre-patch Tuesday, oh my…

One of our readers, Chris, said, “ apparently affecting RHEL5 and OpenSuSE 10.3 amongst other popular distributions, could be rather bad news.”

Gordon sent us this quote from Slashdot:  "This local root exploit (Debian, Ubuntu) seems to work everywhere I try it, as long as it's a Linux kernel version 2.6.17 to If you don't trust your users (which you shouldn't), better compile a new kernel without vmsplice."

Here is the Security Focus Data:

So get busy people… we will keep you updated!  Send any comments here.




Mari Nichols

76 Posts
Feb 11th 2008

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