Linux 2.4.2{3,4} + vulnerabilities.

Robert Palm robert-palm at web.de
Mon Jan 5 13:24:25 PST 2004


LFS Development List <lfs-dev at linuxfromscratch.org> schrieb am 05.01.04 17:11:35:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Linux 2.4.23 fixes do_brk() syscall trough which a number of high
> profile servers got rooted.
> Linux 2.4.24 fixes mremap() syscall trough which the same could be
> acomplished.
> 
> Imho it is time to do a number of 'minor' package upgrades and release
> lfs 5.0.1 or 5.1, whatever as imho it is irresponsible to keep telling
> people 'fbbg' and send them on with known high profile local
> vulnerabilities.
> 
> Ronald
> 
> 

This is a good idea, although it might also be good directly step over 2.4 to 2.6. I do not see any reason to stick at 2.4 Kernel. 

Robert

> -- 
> Linux is like a small snowball rolling downhill. Microsoft is just
> waiting down the mountain...

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