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



Never tried updating before.
Will apt/up2date/yum work with 3.1.2 ? Or do I have to have 4.x ?

Robert Arkiletian

On Monday 14 June 2004 1:23 pm, Eric Harrison wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-06-14 at 12:48, 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.
> >
> > -Calvin
>
> A patched kernel for FC2 was uploaded about 45mins ago. I don't have a
> local copy yet. Presumably a FC1 version will be available shortly.
>
> Apt/up2date/yum will pick up the patched kernel as soon as it is
> mirrored.
>
> As for the next builds of K12LTSP, yes I generally do include all of
> the security patches. Kernels can be tricky, however, so I won't 100%
> guarantee that this will be included. If you already have K12LTSP
> installed, you'll pick up the patched kernel via apt/up2date/yum and
> thus don't have to worry too much about what patches are, or are not,
> included in the next release of K12LTSP...
>
> -Eric
>
> > 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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