Zero-Day GRUB2 Vulnerability Hits Linux Users, Patch Available for Ubuntu, RHEL

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by ronjor, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. ronjor

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    How recent is this Ron? I've just checked and there are no updates for my laptop (14.0.4 LTS).
     
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    syslinux all the way :thumb:

    The real question is: Why would anyone protect their data by GRUB or by any boot loader? An attacker would just have to use a LiveCD and get into the partitions anyway.
     
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    Just got it!
     
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    ^^^ This. If you actually want to protect your data, use drive encryption.
     
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    I see this as a minor issue. You would have to know about it. Any way it is already patched in Slackware.
     
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