Kernel security flaw??

JosephK joseph at
Sun Feb 24 22:15:50 UTC 2008

On 16:47 Sun 24 Feb     , geoffrey froner wrote:
> 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
> is vulnerable."
This may be of interest

Regards, Joe

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