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Linux Root Access Vulnerabilities

Oct 25, 2010, 21:02 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Caitlyn Martin (not the author) for this link. ]

"US-CERT is aware of public reports of multiple vulnerabilities affecting Linux. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to access the system with root or "superuser" privileges.

"The first of these vulnerabilities is due to a flaw in the implementation of the Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) protocol in Linux kernel versions 2.6.30 through 2.6.36-rc8. By sending a specially crafted socket function call, an attacker may be able to write arbitrary values into kernel memory and escalate privileges to root."

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