Linux users: welcome to the world of malware

Friday, 29 October 2004, 1:38 PM EST

Linux users are often smug about the state of their computer security, rightly criticizing Windows for its numerous security holes, but overlooking their own vulnerabilities.

Now it's their turn to suffer.

Over the last several days, Linux users have been targeted by a phony email claiming to be from the Red Hat Security Team, claiming that a vulnerability in fileutils-1.0.6 could "allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code with root privileges." The email tells people to download a patch to fix the problem.

By Preston Gralla at ONLamp.

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