The x86_64 DOS hole
Posted Feb 4, 2010 16:46 UTC (Thu) by NAR
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Linux kernel developpers evidently demonstrate pretty high maturity with respect to security issues. (And it has been like this for nearly as long as I can remember...)
You should read some of spender's comments here at LWN to get a slightly different view...
Given such stories, all in all, I do not especially worry about my kernel being exploited to actually harm me.
I don't know: problem first reported and missed on 15th December 2009, then again reported on 28 January 2010 - that's six weeks of head start for the black hats.
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