Kernel security flaw??
sktsee at tulsaconnect.com
Sun Feb 24 22:22:42 UTC 2008
On Sun, 24 Feb 2008 16:47:32 -0500, 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
> "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."
Fix was released on Feb 12 for 6.10, 7.04. 7.10, and for 6.06LTS on Feb
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