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


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Linux kernel PRCTL local privilege escalation


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?


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