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Fifteen-Year-Old Linux Vulnerability Allows Local Privilege Escalation, Information Leak, and Denial of Service

Date 23 Mar 2021
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Posted By Brittany Day
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Researchers have discovered three vulnerabilities capable of granting attackers root privileges on Linux systems if they are able to gain access through other methods. These bugs, which affect the iSCSI kernel subsystem, have existed for more than 15 years. 

Similarly, The Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) researchers uncovered another decade and a half old Linux vulnerability affecting ISC BIND servers configured to use GSS-TSIG features.

The discovery of old but active bugs underscores the need for open-source maintainers to monitor external modules to ensure they observe the best security practices, according to the ZDI.

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