[SATLUG] FYI: 64 bit machines are getting rooted

Don Davis dondavis at reglue.org
Tue Sep 21 08:25:40 CDT 2010


The only untrusted code I've run (outside of a chroot) was the binary
from ksplice to see if I was at risk for the exploit. I'll sure feel
silly if that was a trojan...


On 09/21/2010 08:16 AM, Jonathan Hull wrote:
> 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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