Linux vendors rush to patch privilege escalation flaw after root exploits emerge
Jan 25, 2012, 17:00 (4 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to Amy Bennett for this link. ]
Linux vendors are rushing to patch a privilege
escalation vulnerability in the Linux kernel that can be exploited
by local attackers to gain root access on the system.
The vulnerability, which is identified as CVE-2012-0056, was
discovered by Jüri Aedla and is caused by a failure of the
Linux kernel to properly restrict access to the "/proc//mem"