Hole in Linux kernel provides root rights

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  1. funkydude

    funkydude Registered Member

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    Source: http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Hole-in-Linux-kernel-provides-root-rights-1081317.html

    Instructions for the simple workaround are here: http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2010/Sep/273
     
  2. linuxforall

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    Patched by Ubuntu day before yesterday, probably other major distros as well, nothing to worry.
     
  3. cgeek

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    yep, old news Arch patched this on friday.
     
  4. katio

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    The news isn't about how quick a patch is released. It's about the kernel development process which has some fundamental flaws when it comes to security. Though that's hardly news either :/
     
  5. linuxforall

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    There is no such utopia which is flawless in software development.
     
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    You really don't see any room for improvement?
     
  7. linuxforall

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    If you mean the current kernel development in Linux, there is always room for improvement, however its still better than Windows in every sense.
     
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    In case anyone wants to freak out about Linux kernel vulnerabilities, visit here and browse.

    Not to worry, as linuxforall mentioned above, Linux is far superior to Windows (a veritable round of Swiss cheese of security holes) after having given security an afterthought instead of being designed with security aforethought - but, then again, neither was Linux which is argueably much, much better - and harder to crack and take advantage!

    -- Tom
     
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