Originally Published: Monday, 18 October 1999 Author: David Jericho
Published to: news_enhance_security/Security News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

Potential Stack Smashing bug in 2.2.12 and 2.0.38

A potential stack smashing attack has been found in 2.2.12 and 2.0.38 that could open the system running these kernels wide open to execute any arbitary code off the stack. While the bug hasn't been confirmed yet, Alan Cox is aware of the problem.