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Linux Kernel Exploit Busily Rooting 64-Bit Machines

September 19th, 2010 09:24 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “Running 64-bit Linux? Haven’t updated yet? You’re probably being rooted as I type this. CVE-2010-3081, this week’s second high-profile local root exploit in the Linux kernel, is compromising machines left and right. Almost all 64-bit machines are affected, and ‘Ac1db1tch3z’ (classy) published code to let any local user get a root shell. Ac1db1tch3z’s exploit is more malicious than usual because it leaves a backdoor behind for itself to exploit later even if the hole is patched. Luckily, there’s a tool you can run to see if you’ve already been exploited, courtesy of security company Ksplice, which beat most of the Linux vendors with a ‘rebootless’ version of the patch.”

Source: Linux Kernel Exploit Busily Rooting 64-Bit Machines

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