The Register reports
, a local root vulnerability which has now been fixed - for
the second time - in the mainline kernel. "The oversight means that
untrusted users with, say, limited SSH access have a trivial means to gain
unfettered access to pretty much any 64-bit installation. Consider, too,
that the bug has been allowed to fester in the kernel for years and was
already fixed once before and we think a measured WTF is in order.
It's worth noting that exploits for this vulnerability have been posted.
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