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Submission + - Red Hat warns of Linux 'Skeleton Key' Vulnerability (thenewstack.io)

destinyland writes: Last week, security experts at both Red Hat and Google found a new flaw in the glibc library used in most Linux systems that enables remote code execution. "Through this flaw, attackers could remotely crash or even force the execution of malicious code on machines without the knowledge of the end user," warns Red Hat's security blog, providing a list of affected products and services. Security expert Dan Kaminsky calls this flaw "unusually bad" and "a skeleton key of unknown strength." And Wolfgang Kandek, the CTO of cloud security provided Qualys, warns that "This is critical and will only get worse in the next couple of weeks."

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