[Bug 190587] Re: Local root exploit in kernel 2.6.17 - 2.6.24 (vmsplice)

Ken Simon ken at ninkendo.org
Mon Feb 11 20:34:41 UTC 2008


Indeed, I ran the hotfix on my desktop last night (gutsy with latest
updates) and as soon as it finished, running programs began to crash.
I wasn't able to see any error messages to dmesg, but the system was
unstable enough that I had to reboot it.  I would *not* recommend
running the hotfix.

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Local root exploit in kernel 2.6.17 - 2.6.24 (vmsplice)
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