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, “http://it.slashdot.org/it/08/02/10/2011257.shtml 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 184.108.40.206. 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.
Feb 11th 2008
1 decade ago