March 20, 2005
Linux distributions still vulnerable to fork bombing Linux distributions still vulnerable to fork b
A fork bomb is a UNIX system attack, commonly written in one line of C or shell code, that "explodes" by recursively spawning copies of itself, until it eats all the process table entries and brings the system down. Itâs been known about for a long time, and it would be expected that modern Linux distributions would be immune to this kind of attack. Think again.