[K12OSN] Linux kernel DoS exploit -- don't need root!
csitech at davisny.edu
Mon Jun 14 19:48:50 UTC 2004
Yeah, I'm none too pleased. Oh well, I suppose I'm off to recompile the
Eric, will the next version of K12 come "out of the box" with the patch?
I know you might not have an answer for that right this second, or
perhaps you've already answered it somewhere and I missed it. Thanks in
On Mon, 2004-06-14 at 14:57, Terrell Prude' wrote:
> Hello folks,
> I don't have read-access to my K12OSN folder, as I am at work, so if
> this has already been announced, my apologies.
> There is a newly-discovered bug in the Linux kernel versions 2.4 and 2.6
> (nearly every version on nearly every distro) that will lock a GNU/Linux
> box. All you need is shell access; *you do not need root*. That means
> that any rambunctious kid could lock your K12LTSP server(s)!
> Yes, there is a patch. I don't know if there's a Fedora-, WBEL-, or
> RHEL-specific update at this time.
> Here's the link:
> K12OSN mailing list
> K12OSN at redhat.com
> For more info see <http://www.k12os.org>
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