View Full Version : Linux kernel flaw

29-05-2003, 09:03 AM
I just read about this today:

Several versions of Linux from multiple vendors are reportedly vulnerable to a flaw in the Linux 2.4 kernel. According to the initial report from Secunia, the threat is related to a problem in the way the Linux kernel caches routing information, which can cause hash collisions and crash the system

full story at:

29-05-2003, 09:04 AM
that link dont work and I dont have to time to find out why, sorry.

just cut and paste it and its ok :-)

29-05-2003, 11:01 AM
shows a space in the ending "ht ml" weird pressf1 bugs.

Graham L
29-05-2003, 05:16 PM

Doubtless there will be a fix coming very quickly. Noone claims that there are no bugs in Linux, even in the kernel. But once they are found and fixed, they stay fixed, through following releases.

I would guess that this bug doesn't affect many people. If it did, it wouldn't be there. :D

29-05-2003, 08:40 PM
well said Graham.

and yes there is a fix out allready.