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Don't worry about 40 Linux USB security holes....
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belham2

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PostPosted: Tue 07 Nov 2017, 18:00    Post subject:  Don't worry about 40 Linux USB security holes....  

Well, ain't this interesting.....

"Don't worry about those 40 Linux USB security holes. That's not a typo Move along. Nothing to see here. By the way, try this flash drive in your laptop, ta"
By Thomas Claburn in San Francisco 7 Nov 2017 at 20:49

"The Linux kernel USB subsystem has more holes than a donut shop. On Monday, Google security researcher Andrey Konovalov disclosed 14 Linux USB flaws found using syzkaller, a kernel fuzzing tool developed by another Google software engineer, Dmitry Vyukov.

That's just the tip of the iceberg. In an email to The Register, Konovalov said he asked for CVEs for another seven vulnerabilities on Tuesday, and noted there are something like 40 that have not been fixed or triaged........
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https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/11/07/linux_usb_security_bugs/
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PostPosted: Sun 19 Nov 2017, 04:47    Post subject:  

Once you know who is (or may be was) Linux USB maintainer, you will get a totally different picture of what is happening Shocked
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