updating the Linux kernel (was: Please help me unsubscribe)

Greg Lindahl glindahl at hpti.com
Sun Jun 11 11:47:13 PDT 2000

> Yesterday a bug was found (or made public on bugtraq) in the Linux
> kernel (in all 2.2 versions up to and including 2.2.15) that allows
> local users to gain root.

It does not. It just allows buffer overflow attacks to be as likely to
succeed as other OSes. That was the most misleading CERT advisory I've ever

-- greg

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