Comment 1N9 Local exploits


Patch out for Dangerous Linux Kernel Vulnerability


Local exploits (Score: 5, Interesting)

by on 2014-05-16 09:36 (#1N9)

Also don't think you can blow it off because it's "only a local exploit". All it takes is a (otherwise fairly harmless if the kernel bug was not there) vulnerability in something else that could give an attacker an avenue to get to a local exploit remotely. It happened to me a few years ago. Fortunately, when the attacker did hit my server (via a buggy PHP application), I had actually patched the kernel vulnerability they tried to exploit so they got nowhere (but left some evidence as to who they were).


Time Reason Points Voter
2014-05-19 20:35 Interesting +1
2014-05-16 12:21 Interesting +1
2014-05-16 12:32 Interesting +1
2014-05-16 16:46 Informative +1

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