Remote root on Linux 2.6.x?

    Date30 Nov 2006
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    5374
    Posted ByBenjamin D. Thomas
    A US based IT Security company known as Digital Armaments Inc ., launched an hacking challenge on the topic "Remote Kernel" that started on November 1st and will end on December 31st when the prizes will be given on the basis of the publication of an official advisory reporting the identified vulnerabilities. This Advisory will be then sold in an auction.

    It could have been just another race among the variety of similar races that every year are announced on the Internet, but according to the organizers, during the race it was discovered an important vulnerability that it is worth the IT Community attention.

    Actually, the official rules forbid to disclose any infomation before the end of the challenge, so it was spread out just a short announce about a vulnerability on Linux 2.6.x. Is that the truth? Is the identified vulnerability so important or is it just a promotional initiative? Some distrust is quite obvious in this case..

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