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."
Lars T. writes: "You may remember this Slashdot story from 3 months ago: Toyotas Suddenly Accelerate; Owners Up In Arms. Toyota has now confirmed the problem and are recalling some out of 8 series of cars. Unlike what many in the discussion suspected, the problem is not a software issue, but mechanical: "What is the condition that has prompted Toyota to take this action?
In rare instances, there is a possibility that certain accelerator pedal mechanisms may, mechanically stick in a partially depressed position or return slowly to the idle position.""