Serious Linux security holes uncovered and patched

Friday, 20 February 2004, 5:40 AM EST

Several security vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel were uncovered on Wednesday by a Polish security group. The problems were verified by Linux kernel developers and then fixed with a set of updates.

The Polish security non-profit organization iSEC Security Research on Wednesday released an advisory describing two "critical security vulnerabilities" in Linux 2.4 and 2.6's "kernel-memory-management code inside the "mremap(2)" system call.

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols at eWeek.

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