Cyber Security

“Most serious” Linux privilege-escalation bug ever is under active exploit

“A serious vulnerability that has been present for nine years in virtually all versions of the Linux operating system is under active exploit, according to researchers who are advising users to install a patch as soon as possible.

While CVE-2016-5195, as the bug is cataloged, amounts to a mere privilege-escalation vulnerability rather than a more serious code-execution vulnerability, there are several reasons many researchers are taking it extremely seriously. “

Source: “Most serious” Linux privilege-escalation bug ever is under active exploit | Ars Technica

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