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    Kernel security bug
    Contributed by Anonymous on Saturday, October 20 @ 00:35:19 BST

    There are two very important security bugs in the kernel. It affects both 2.2.x and 2.4 kernels less than 2.4.12. There are two separate bugs - a local DoS, and a local root exploit. A quick, hackish fix for the second:
    chmod 0755 /usr/bin/newgrp

    This should only be used as a stopgap. If you're running 2.4.x, get 2.4.12. If you're running 2.2.19, get the patches from

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  • "Kernel security bug" | Login/Create Account | 11 comments

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    Re: Kernel security bug (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Saturday, October 20 @ 04:13:45 BST

    Do you think that there will be a correction in the 2.2.19 kernel package in stable ?

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    Re: Kernel security bug (Score: 3, Informative)
    by manu on Saturday, October 20 @ 10:35:08 BST
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    As Martin Kacer said in bugtraq, you can use other suid root programs like su to make the root exploit. The only issue is to use a patched 2.2.19 or a 2.4.12.

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    Anybody running the openwall patch with potato? (Score: 1)
    by Dast on Monday, October 22 @ 00:58:27 BST
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    I read up on that patch and it seems interesting. Anybody here running a kernel with it under potato? Is it a drop-in patch or might it break something?

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