Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Bradypus variegatus aka Zenwalk's Mr. Kernel

Filed under
Linux

The recent Linux kernel local escalation of privilege is indeed a local vulnerability, however this should by no means neglected as minor: most of the vulnerabilities found in so many packages are local vulnerabilities, yet patches are issued responsibly (i.e. in a timely manner) by all the mainstream distros who ship the respective packages.

It's not the only small distro not to have updated the kernel, but their attitude speaks volumes...

The vulnerability is known since Feb. 8, with filling of bugs in mainstream distros generally between 9 and 11 February.

To summarize, here's what I have noticed as patches for the latest kernel vulnerability, chronologically:

* Debian Etch patched it on Feb. 11.
* Slackware 12.0 and -current patched it on Feb. 11.
* Fedora 8 and 7 patched it on Feb. 11.

More Here




More in Tux Machines

KDE Plasma 5.7.2 Introduces Lots of Plasma Workspace Improvements, KWin Fixes

KDE released the second maintenance update for the KDE Plasma 5.7 desktop environment series, which has already been adopted by several popular GNU/Linux operating systems. Read more

Gain access to an ARM server running Linux OS, through the cloud

The Linaro Developer Cloud has gone live, and users can apply to test an ARM-based server with Linux Read more

SparkyLinux Now Lets Users Test Drive Linux Kernel 4.7, Here's How to Install It

Just one day after the announcement of the GA release of the Linux 4.7 kernel, the SparkyLinux developers inform their users that they can now test drive the new kernel from the unstable repository. Read more

Clear Linux Is Among the First Distros to Adopt Kernel 4.7, X.Org Server 1.18.4

Today, July 26, 2016, Softpedia was informed by the Clear Linux team about the availability of new software updates for the GNU/Linux operating system designed for the Intel architecture. Read more