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Thread: Local Security exploit?

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    Local Security exploit?

    A coworker sent me this.....how can I know if my system is at risk?
    Thanks for any help.........

    http://www.techspot.com/news/31378-u...o-upgrade.html

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    Re: Local Security exploit?

    Here are the details:
    http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-637-1

    If you haven't already gotten the update, You can go to System -> Administration -> Update Manager and press check

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    Re: Local Security exploit?

    Well the article you linked says it has been patched, so update your system and your fine.

    That article doesn't give much info but I remember reading about a security hole in the linux kernel that was found, reported then patched, it was local only and allowed the same things so I think it was what this is talking about. I love how they give no info.

    I think this is the bug report on it https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...22/+bug/190587

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
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