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Exploits Emerge For Linux Privilege Escalation Flaw 176

angry tapir writes "Linux vendors are rushing to patch a privilege escalation vulnerability in the Linux kernel that can be exploited by local attackers to gain root access on the system. The vulnerability, which is identified as CVE-2012-0056, was discovered by Jüri Aedla and is caused by a failure of the Linux kernel to properly restrict access to the '/proc//mem' file."
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Exploits Emerge For Linux Privilege Escalation Flaw

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Numeric stability is probably not all that important when you're guessing.