Linux Kernel security, again

Friday, 18 March 2005, 12:48 PM EST

I wrote up a very simple bourne shell script on my work machine, which runs Mandrake Linux, and executed it under my non-privileged account. Within seconds, the machine was brought to its knees -- totally crippled and unusable. I stared at my screen in disbelief for a few moments, totally stunned with what had just happened.

By Jason Miller at SecurityFocus.

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