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

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Mon Jun 14 20:34:05 UTC 2004

On Mon, 2004-06-14 at 14:48, Calvin Park wrote:
> Yeah, I'm none too pleased. Oh well, I suppose I'm off to recompile the
> kernel. 
> 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
> advance.

'yum update' should grab the fix as soon as it is ready for each
release.  Fedora FC2 is already there as kernel-0-2.6-1.435.  I've
always questioned the wisdom of using old versions for 'stability'
because when a new exploit for anything is discovered the developers
will almost certainly fix tje most current code first and then the
backport patches into old versions take additional time.

  Les Mikesell
   les at futuresource.com

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