Security Holes in Linux Kernel Closed

    Date11 Jun 2008
    Posted ByBill Keys
    The Linux kernel developers have fixed security flaws in version published last Friday that affect the CIFS and SNMP-NAT modules (nf_nat_snmp_basic). Crafted packets can cause a buffer overflow remotely in the BER decoder used by the ASN.1 parser. The kernel then crashes, and it may even be possible to inject and execute code in the process. What you think will be the impact of these kernel security flaws? How many people will update their systems kernel?
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