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Offline robc

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Linux Kernel Security
« on: November 04, 2009, 09:37:31 AM »
Here is an article about a security bug in the kernel. Not sure if this applies directly to TCL but still of interest....
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/03/linux_kernel_vulnerability/

Another, I don't think this guy likes the kernel team very much...
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/17/linux_kernel_exploit/
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Offline gerald_clark

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Re: Linux Kernel Security
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2009, 09:57:31 AM »
Funny how they admit that the compiler removed the check, but still want to blame the kernel developers.
Shouldn't they be pointing fingers at the gcc team?

Offline curaga

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Re: Linux Kernel Security
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2009, 11:54:18 AM »
The article says every version before .32, so we would be vulnerable. But the exploit is a local one, and also requires setuid for the binary - not very likely to happen.
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