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Submission + - Root privileges through Linux kernel bug (h-online.com)

Lars T. writes: "The H has a story about a Linux kernel bug that allows root level access. "According to a report written by Rafal Wojtczuk, a conceptual problem in the memory management area of Linux allows local attackers to execute code at root level. The Linux issue is caused by potential overlaps between the memory areas of the stack and shared memory segments." SUSE maintainer Andrea Arcangeli provided a fix for the problem in September 2004, but for unknown reasons this fix was not included in the Linux kernel. The bug is not related to the X Server bug found by Brad Spengler."

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