Linux Kernel security is lacking

Monday, 7 February 2005, 1:55 AM EST

During the disclosure of some recent vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel, I learned some things about Linux kernel security that was truly shocking. The way security in the Linux kernel is handled is broken, and it needs to be fixed right now.

I'm a big proponent of open source software. Although personally I'm a huge follower of BSD-based operating systems, I keep an open and analytical mind when looking at any OS. Unfortunately, I was totally blown away with some of the things that I learned about Linux kernel security during the release of some recent vulnerabilities in the kernel code.

By Jason Miller at SecurityFocus.

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