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eSecurity Planet: “Holes in Linux Kernel Could Pose Problems for Red Hat, Ubuntu, Other Distros”

eSecurity Planet goes into more detail on a pair of vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel disclosed this week. The vulnerability—dubbed Sequoia— exposes major Linux operating systems in a way that could let a hacker either gain root privileges on a compromised host or shut down the entire OS altogether.

The two flaws – CVE-2021-33909 and CVE-2021-33910, respectively – were disclosed by vulnerability management vendor Qualys in a pair of blogs that outlined the threat to Linux OSes from such companies Red Hat, Ubuntu, Debian and Fedora.