Security group warns of hole in Linux kernel

    Date23 Jan 2004
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The kernel is the core of the Linux operating system and provides basic services for all other parts of the operating system such as allocating processor time for the programs running on the computer and managing the system's memory or storage. . . . The kernel is the core of the Linux operating system and provides basic services for all other parts of the operating system such as allocating processor time for the programs running on the computer and managing the system's memory or storage.

    Mremap provides functionality for managing virtual memory and is used continuously by programs that have exhausted their allocation of memory, or that have been allocated memory in excess of what they need, according to Dave Wreski, chief executive officer of secure Linux vendor Guardian Digital.

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