Linux kernel upgrade fixes security flaws

    Date06 Jan 2004
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The latest version of the Linux kernel, issued only a month after the previous upgrade, aims to remedy two serious security flaws. Open-source developers released a new version of the Linux kernel on Monday in a move aimed at quickly fixing several bugs -- among them two serious security flaws. . . . The latest version of the Linux kernel, issued only a month after the previous upgrade, aims to remedy two serious security flaws Open-source developers released a new version of the Linux kernel on Monday in a move aimed at quickly fixing several bugs -- among them two serious security flaws.

    The 2.4.24 upgrade to the Linux kernel comes a month after the release of the previous version of the core system software and only includes patches for six software issues, including the two flaws. The release is intended to prompt users to upgrade quickly, said Marcelo Tosatti, the maintainer of the 2.4 kernel series and a Linux developer for data centre management company Cyclades.

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