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+ - Easy Root Exploit in Linux Desktop->

Submitted by Dark Coder
Dark Coder (66759) writes "Rafal (of invisiblethingslab.com) details a method of gaining root in a Linux Desktop (for Fun and Profit *wink* *wink*).

Joanna Rutkowska blogs that this even circumvents the famed NSA Secured-Edition Linux sandboxing of Xorg.

Details all in here.

Biggest ramification is that this is not a bug, but a Xorg design feature!"

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Easy Root Exploit in Linux Desktop

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