Linux users: are you at risk from kernel exploit?
Posted on: 12/02/2003 03:03 PM

NewsForge has posted a news story on the new Kernel exploit

More news about the recent break-ins on four Debian project servers emerged yesterday when Wichert Akkerman of the Debian project issued a new security alert about the situation. It appears that a flaw in the Linux kernel was exploited and a "sniffer" put in place to highjack passwords. It was with the purloined password that access to the Debian servers was achieved.

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