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Old 01-21-2016, 04:20 PM   #1
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LXer: Don't Panic About Recent Zero-Day Linux Kernel Vulnerability, It's Not That Bad


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The kernel vulnerability that was revealed only yesterday got some users panicked, but the truth is thatís not really the case. Itís easy to scare users with warnings of vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel, which powers pretty much everything. The vulnerability was aptly named CVE-2016-0728, which is not all that impressive. This is the first indication. When something is bad enough, it usually receives a name, like Heartbleed for OpenSSL. When youíre called CVE-2016-0728, itís hard to become a serious threat. This is a joke, of course, and people should be always aware if vulnerabilities, even if they are not called Linus' Doom.

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