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Re: BugTraq Kernel 2.2.19

On Fri, Oct 19, 2001 at 05:13:19PM +0100, Niall Walsh wrote:
> Hi,
> I just discovered 
> http://www.securityfocus.com/cgi-bin/archive.pl?id=1&mid=221337&start=2001-10-15&end=2001-10-21 
> thanks to /. (so I'm sure more of you are aware of it).   I was just 
> wondering if anyone can let me know how we discover when we are likely to 
> see an update for the kernel on security.debian.org to patch this issue 
> (their seems to be at least one potential patch available, though for the 
> symlink exploit it does alter the spec of the system :-(   If the fix has 
> appeared in the last few minutes since I apt-get update && apt-get 
> dist-upgrade d my box congrats guys and sorry to bother you :-)
> With this bug receiving /. coverage and the exploit code available (as 
> it should be, all in the open please) I think we need to ensure that 
> Debian gets this covered asap before some MS lovers go writing code to 
> exploit boxes just to prove that their boxes are as good as ours.
> Niall
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i think Linus has already approved the patch. im not sure yet when will
it arrive though..

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whatever remains, however improbable,
must be the truth."
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