[K12OSN] Linux kernel DoS exploit -- don't need root!

Calvin Park 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:
> http://linuxreviews.org/news/2004-06-11_kernel_crash/index.html
> --TP
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Calvin Park
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Davis College: A Practical college of Bible and Ministry

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