[olug] local root exploit; kernel upgrade required

Luke -Jr luke at dashjr.org
Mon Feb 11 22:52:23 UTC 2008

On Sunday 10 February 2008, Adam Haeder wrote:
> I'm sure most of you have seen this, but in case you haven't:
> http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/02/10/2011257
> Kernels 2.6.17 to are vulnerable to a local root exploit

- The current OpenVZ kernels are not affected.
- The exploit damages stuff, it doesn't just give you root 
  (I tried it on my PBX and had to reboot it shortly afterward)

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