[UCI-Linux] New exploitable kernel bug

Mike Iglesias iglesias at uci.edu
Thu Jul 13 16:35:31 PDT 2006

A new bug in the Linux kernel has been revealed that allows a user to get root 
access.  This bug was used to compromise a system owned by Debian (see 
http://www.debian.org/News/2006/20060713 for details).

Kernel versions 2.6.13-2.6.23 and 2.6.17- are affected.  If you roll 
your own kernel, you should get or and rebuild.  Vendors 
are working on updates or have released them already, so keep an eye out for 
the updates and install it ASAP.

Mike Iglesias                          Email:       iglesias at uci.edu
University of California, Irvine       phone:       949-824-6926
Network & Academic Computing Services  FAX:         949-824-2069

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