Re: Backport of the integer overflow in the brk system call
On Tue, Dec 02, 2003 at 10:08:03AM +0100, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> Apparently nobody knew it was comparable to ptrace, it looked like a
> simple bugfix and not like a local root exploit.
Well, I just downloaded 2.4.23 from kernel.org and installed it.
[obGrumble] I never got hit by any of the Microsoft exploits either but
I hated the upgrade treadmill [end]. Of course this is the 1st one in
Linux for me and I'm willing to give y'all the benefit of the doubt 10
or 11 times :-)
Was this problem a deviation from well-established security practices or
is a new thing? Could somebody explain it in a nutshell?