Kernel security flaw??
geoffrey.froner at gmail.com
Sun Feb 24 21:47:32 UTC 2008
I saw the following report at the Gentoo site. Not being an expert with
Linux, I am at a loss to understand the impact. Is this something Ubuntu
users need be concerned? Is there already a patch for this problem?
"Two *major security flaws in the Linux kernel* were reported last weekend.
Both flaws have the same impact (*root access for local users*) and both
exist within the vmsplice() system call, which was added to the kernel in
2.6.17. There is no configuration option to exclude vmsplice() so *everyone
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the ubuntu-users