[UCI-Linux] New exploitable kernel bug
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 2.6.17-126.96.36.199 are affected. If you roll
your own kernel, you should get 188.8.131.52 or 184.108.40.206 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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