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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
It’s been a long time since we’ve heard about a problem with FreeBSD, partially because the mass of people using it isn’t that large and secondly because BSD tends to be pretty secure as operating systems go.
It’s a pretty serious flaw this time with root escalation, thankfully it’s only a local exploit though and not remotely exploitable.
Although a user could get user access on the system through an exploit in a web facing application, and use some kind of PHP/Python web shell to exploit and get root.