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Re: ARM kernels affected by vmsplice bug?

On Tue, Feb 12, 2008 at 08:29:49AM +0000, John Winters wrote:
> I notice that the announcement of new kernels to fix the vmsplice bug 
> made no mention of an ARM one.  Is this because the bug doesn't affect 
> ARM, or is ARM just following on behind?

yes ARM is affected. The security team has apparently decided to
release the security advisory before the arm kernel was built. Which
I think is a reasonable compromise, considering that usually ARM is
not used as multiuser systems, and there is x86/amd64 exploit in wild
so there this bug needed fast action. A updated arm kernel should
be available soon.

"rm -rf" only sounds scary if you don't have backups

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