CNET News: Linux Servers at Risk from Trifecta of Flaws
Feb 20, 2004, 14:00 (23 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Lemos)
[ Thanks to Tomáš
Marek for this link. ]
"Three separate security flaws could be used by an ordinary user
to gain total control of a Linux server or workstation, security
researchers have warned.
"Two of the vulnerabilities lie in the way the Linux kernel--the
core of the open-source operating system--manages memory. They
affect all current versions of Linux, according to advisories
released on Wednesday by iSEC Security Research, a Polish security
company. The third flaw affects the module for the kernel that
supports ATI Technologies' Rage 128-bit video card..."