An important Linux fix

[ Thanks to Steven J.
for this link. ]

“Most of the time you can go for months, years, without
patching your Linux distribution and not be in any real danger. A
recently uncovered security hole in the Linux kernel does deserve
your attention.

“Specifically, Earl Chew, a Linux developer, and, at about the
same time, Brad Spengler, creator of the Linux security program
Grsecurity, discovered that there was a possible null pointer error
that could, in theory, enable non-root users grab administrator
privileges. You don’t want that to happen.”


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