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Patch Privilege Escalation Flaw
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majorfoo

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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jan 2012, 22:39    Post subject:  Patch Privilege Escalation Flaw  

Does this apply to Puppy?

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/248669/linux_vendors_rush_to_patch_privilege_escalation_flaw_after_root_exploits_emerge.html
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noryb009

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PostPosted: Thu 26 Jan 2012, 00:06    Post subject:  

It effects all linux kernels after 2.6.39. The exploit lets processes run as root, but it doesn't effect most puppy users as they already run all processes as root.
See this for more info.
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amigo

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PostPosted: Thu 26 Jan 2012, 02:37    Post subject:  

Puppy is open to all exploits, so there is no need to worry about any one exploit in particular. Smile Anyone who finds you and knows how can exploit your box -but only while it is running.
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