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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..."

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