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Remote buffer overflow bug in kernel



Dear all,

There has been a bug in the kernel with a buffer overflow in kernel, 

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A remote buffer overflow vulnerability in the Linux Kernel could be exploited by attackers to execute code or cripple affected systems, according to a Gentoo bug report that just became public.

The flaw could allow malicious hackers to launch arbitrary code with kernel-level privileges.  This could lead to complete system compromise or, in some cases if an exploit fails, result in denial-of-service attacks.
\end{quote}

More at  
http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=2121

Q:  Will we see an updated kernel soon that addresses this issue?

Is it a real bug or just on Gentoo?  


Thanks,

Antonio 


      


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