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Linux Security Kernel Clean-Up

Dec 15, 2009, 12:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"While Windows has more security problem than a barn dog has fleas, Linux isn't immune to having its own security holes. Recently, two significant bugs were found, and then smashed. To make sure you don't get bit, you should patch your Linux system sooner rather than later.

"Bug number one on the hit list is a remote DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) vulnerability that could potentially let an attacker crash your server by sending it an illegally fat IPv4 TCP/IP packet. Those of you who are network administrators may be going, "Wait, haven't I heard of this before?" Why, yes, yes you have."

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