SecurityFocus: Linux Kernel Security is Lacking
Feb 09, 2005, 01:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Miller)
"During the disclosure of some recent vulnerabilities in the
Linux kernel, I learned some things about Linux kernel security
that was truly shocking. The way security in the Linux kernel is
handled is broken, and it needs to be fixed right now.
"I'm a big proponent of open source software. Although
personally I'm a huge follower of BSD-based operating systems, I
keep an open and analytical mind when looking at any OS.
Unfortunately, I was totally blown away with some of the things
that I learned about Linux kernel security during the release of
some recent vulnerabilities in the kernel code.