November 21, 2000

Security update to modutils

Author: JT Smith

It's at LWN.net: "Sebastian Krahmer found a problem in the modprobe utility that could be
exploited by local users to run arbitrary commands as root if the
machine is running a kernel with kmod enabled.

The kmod kernel feature allows the kernel to dynamically load kernel
modules if functionality is required that is not present in the running
kernel."

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