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Re: Kernel vulnerability



On Sat, Jul 15, 2006 at 01:09:56PM +0200, Denis Leroy wrote:
> >>Does this kind of vulnerability affect machines that only have sshd
> >>enabled? I'm still using Kernel 2.6.16.20.
> >It means that if anyone gets access to a non-root account on your system,
> >they can have root very easily. This is not a good situation.
> Is this the local root exploit that was used to compromise the Debian 
> development system ?

Yes. (Not the second one Dave mentions, but the first.)

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