Homeland Security Audit uncovers “major” Linux flaw

08 May

According to eWeek, a critical flaw has been discovered recently in Linux X-Window by an open-source security audit program funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security…
It was caused due to a buffer size calculation error within the X Render extension triangle handling code, according to a Secunia advisory…

The flaw could be used to allow local users to execute code with root privileges!!

The companymanaging the projectdescribed the flaw as the “biggest security vulnerability” found in the X Window System code since 2000!!

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