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 Post subject: kernel
PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 1:51 am 
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Something I just came across that gave me the willies


The bug affects any kernel version between 2.6.37 and 3.8.9 that was compiled using the PERF_EVENTS option; apparently, this is the case with many distributions. Which exact distributions are affected will hopefully soon become clear when the relevant security updates are released. Linux security expert Brad Spengler has released a detailed exploit analysis.



http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/159412/169/


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 Post subject: Re: kernel
PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 3:00 am 
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Thanks for posting this information.

This article links to two different solutions. One involves rebuilding the kernel. The other only requires a new kernel module which can be used as a stop-gap until a rebuilt kernel is available.

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