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Linux USB driver security issue

USB drivers included in the Linux kernel are rife with security flaws that in some cases can be exploited to run untrusted code and take over users’ computers. The vast majority of these vulnerabilities came to light on Monday, when Google security expert Andrey Konovalov informed the Linux community of 14 vulnerabilities he found in the Linux kernel USB subsystem. “All of them can...

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Critical Linux kernel bugs discovered

Security researchers have uncovered “critical” security flaws in a version of the Linux kernel used by a large number of popular distributions. The three bugs, which allow unauthorized access to kernel memory, exist in all versions of the Linux kernel up to, including Ubuntu, Red Hat, and others. The three bugs allow unauthorized users to read or write to kernel memory locations or...