​Serious Linux Kernel Security Bug Fixed

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Linux server administrators will want to patch their systems as soon as possible.

Sometimes old fixed bugs come back to bite us. That’s the case with CVE-2017-1000253, a Local Privilege Escalation Linux kernel bug. … The problem is that the bug lived on in long-term support (LTS) versions of Linux, which are often used in server Linux distributions.

If you’re running an up-to-date Linux desktop, you have nothing to worry about. These use modern kernels rather than LTS kernels.

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