Three Security Flaws Found in Linux

    Date23 Feb 2004
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Security experts have warned that three separate security flaws in Linux have been identified that could allow a user to gain control over a Linux server or workstation, according to a report published Friday in Silion.com. The report said the flaws affects all current versions of Linux. . . . Security experts have warned that three separate security flaws in Linux have been identified that could allow a user to gain control over a Linux server or workstation, according to a report published Friday in Silion.com. The report said the flaws affects all current versions of Linux.

    Of the three vulnerabilities, two lie in the way the Linux kernel manages memory, while the other affects the module for the kernel that supports ATI Technologies' Rage 128-bit video card.

    The Linux Kernel Project, the report said, released a new version of the 2.4 series kernel - version 2.4.25 - to fix the vulnerability. It is the second time this year the project has had to issue a patch.

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