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I refrained from posting this in the Kernel Vulns thread earlier, due to its zero-day status. But now that the issue has been Slashdotted, there's no use in keeping us from publicly discussing this vulnerability. The link to the article (from which I quote below) is here. Brad Spengler's original announcement on the Dailydave mailing list is here.
A researcher has published exploit code for a new vulnerability he discovered in the Linux kernel. The vulnerability is an especially interesting one in that the researcher who discovered it, Brad Spengler, has demonstrated that he can use the weakness to defeat many of the add-on security protections offered by SELinux and AppArmor.
Last edited by win32sux; 07-18-2009 at 12:34 PM.
Source code for a exploit of a Linux kernel vulnerability has been posted by Brad Spengler (Brad is the author of grsecurity). I have to tell you right now – this was one of the most fascinating bugs I've read about lately.
Why is it so fascinating? Because a source code audit of the vulnerable code would never find this vulnerability (well, actually, it is possible but I assure you that almost everyone would miss it). However, when you add some other variables into the game, the whole landscape changes. more...
No update down the pipeline from Debian yet...
Updated to add:
Sorry, just noticed the sticky thread on this subject
Last edited by Robhogg; 07-19-2009 at 04:30 PM.