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Privilege Escalation Flaw Found Buried in Linux File System

Researchers have uncovered a root privilege-escalation flaw that has been lurking in the Linux file system for at least seven years.

Linux

Sudo Flaw Gives Linux Users Root Access

Researchers from Qualys uncovered a major vulnerability in an application that allows administrators to delegate limited root access to regular users. While most major Linux distributions have released fixed versions of sudo, administrators still have to verify their systems are protected.

Linux, Vulnerability

Flaw in GRUB 2 Boot Loader Threatens Many Linux Systems

A buffer overflow (CVE-2020-10713) in the GRUB 2 boot loader can allow an attacker to gain code execution on many Linux systems and possibly some Windows computers.

Linux, Vulnerability

WireGuard VPN Added to Linux Kernel

The WireGuard VPN is now a default part of the Linux 5.6 kernel.

Privacy, Linux

Sudo Flaw Grants Root Privileges

A flaw in the sudo utility could allow a local user to gain root privileges if the pwfeedback option is enabled.

Linux