[SATLUG] FYI: 64 bit machines are getting rooted

Jonathan Hull masterr at gmail.com
Tue Sep 21 08:16:14 CDT 2010


On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 4:32 PM, Todd W. Bucy <r3d91ll at grandecom.net> wrote:
> this article was on slashdot today.  This was in the new late last week
> but it seems that they now have a tool to inspect your machine.
>
> http://linux.slashdot.org/story/10/09/20/0217204/Linux-Kernel-Exploit-Busily-Rooting-64-Bit-Machines
>
> Todd
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It almost sounds like a scare story to me. Sure, it's a privilege
exploit, but those have existed before and I'm sure we will find more
in the future. If you are running untrusted code on your system, root
or not, you should rethink your security. IMO anyway.

-Jon


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