Originally Published: Thursday, 8 June 2000 Author: Alexander Reelsen
Published to: news_enhance_security/Security News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

Danger Kernel Leak discovered

Sendmail Inc recently found a kernel bug, what can lead to local root compromise and is present in every 2.2 kernel except 2.2.16. The bug exists in the Linux capability settings, where a setuid binary cannot fully give up its root privileges.