Hole in Linux kernel

    Date28 Oct 2004
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Leading Linux distributor Suse has uncovered a security hole in the linux 2.6 kernel. It is claimed that this vulnerability can be used to shut down a system running 2.6-based software remotely. Bad news, indeed. . . . Leading Linux distributor Suse has uncovered a security hole in the linux 2.6 kernel. It is claimed that this vulnerability can be used to shut down a system running 2.6-based software remotely. Bad news, indeed.

    The 2.6 kernel was introduced last year, and represents a lot of what is state of the art about Linux. It is loaded with new features, but in terms of development life, its pretty immature. There remains quite a lot of work to be done, and many companies such as Red Hat view the more established 2.4 kernel as more viable for production work, and have back ported many 2.6 bits and bobs for 2.4

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