New Privilege Escalation Flaw Affects Most Linux Distributions

    Date26 Oct 2018
    CategoryLatest News
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
    An Indian security researcher has discovered a highly critical flaw in X.Org Server package that impacts OpenBSD and most Linux distributions, including Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, Red Hat, and Fedora. Xorg X server is a popular open-source implementation of the X11 system (display server) that offers a graphical environment to a wider range of hardware and OS platforms. It serves as an intermediary between client and user applications to manage graphical displays.
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