Friday, February 15, 2008

IMPORTANT: Upgrade Linux kernel to fix possible root exploit

Its rare but sometimes it *can* happen. This is an important one to fix! If your running a GNU/Linux server (or desktop), running kernels from 2.6.17 - 2.6.24.1, it is HIGHLY recommended that you update the system using what ever package management system your distro provided, IMMEDIATELY.

If not updated, your system could be at risk allowing a normal shell user to gain root access (i.e root exploit).

A technical overview of the exploit and links to POC code and source code patch can be found here.

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