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Hole in Linux kernel provides root rights

Oct 22, 2010, 01:34 (3 Talkback[s])

"A flaw in the implementation of the Reliable Datagram Sockets protocol (RDS) in the Linux kernel can be exploited to gain root (also known as superuser) rights or permissions on a victim's system.

"Attackers can exploit the hole to get complete control remotely once they have broken into the system. Dan Rosenberg, who discovered the vulnerability, has published an exploit for demonstration purposes; in a test conducted by The H's associates at heise Security on Ubuntu 10.04 (64-bit), it opened a root shell."

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