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New Linux Kernel vulnerability (local privelege escalation type) as of 07/20/2006

Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by Alec§taar, Jul 19, 2006.

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    Linux kernel PRCTL local privilege escalation

    http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?storyid=1482

    Might not sound like much, a LOCAL system privelege escalation... but, not when viewed in combination w/ the latest threats out there (called emailable, & IM'able messages when macro capable clients are used, imo)...

    :(

    * Almost makes you wish you had an "AntiVirus" for Linux, eh?

    APK

    P.S.=> Oh, I'd wager there IS one, some antivirus for Linux... but how many Linux users assume there is nothing that can attack them in this manner/capacity?

    I'd wager, most...

    What I'd be worried about is a "blended-threat" that exploits this from your Linux software, & there is probably SOME that can be exploited thus!

    Just like MS products have been via poisoned document macros & such...

    If you run anything like that? Watch it... apk
     

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