Security hole in Linux Kernal !!! June 17th, 2004

Vinod Kumar

A Linux bug was recently uncovered by a young Norwegian programmer that, when exploited by a simple C program, could crash most Linux 2.4 or 2.6 distributions running on an x86 architecture.

“Using this exploit to crash Linux systems requires the (ab)user to have shell access or other means of uploading and running the program—like cgi-bin and FTP access,” reports the discoverer, Øyvind Sæther.

Complete story from eweek.

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