*nix Thread, 64-bit Linux Kernel Exploit - Security Alert in Technical; A Linux Kernel Exploit has been released that directly impacts all 64-bit kernels.
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20th September 2010, 06:16 PM #1
64-bit Linux Kernel Exploit - Security Alert
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20th September 2010, 06:39 PM #2
Will double check ours - i think only a couple are x64
20th September 2010, 07:55 PM #3
Not quite (my emphasis). It affects x64 kernels that have been built with 32-bit emulation compatibility. Home-brew kernels and some distribution stock kernels may not have this capability and so aren't affected, though you are advised to refresh the sources used for them to avoid inadvertent recompilation with the emulation enabled.
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