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Linux kernel purged of five-year-old root access bug Print E-mail
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Source: The Register UK - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Latest News The Linux kernel has finally been purged of a privilege-escalation vulnerability that for at least half a decade allowed untrusted local users to gain unfettered rights to the operating system's most secure locations. Maintainers of the central Linux component issued a patch last week that killed the bug, which allowed unprivileged users to gain root access. While Linux overlords stopped short of declaring it a security vulnerability, they stressed that the patch should be installed as soon as possible.

I'm tired of people trying to parse my words like I'm the Federal Reserve Chairman, just go update already, developer Greg Kroah-Hartman said here.

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