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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2118 Another years-old flaw fixed in the Linux kernel
The Linux team has patched a "dangerous" vulnerability in the Linux kernel that allowed attackers to elevate their access rights and crash affected systems.

The security issue, tracked as CVE-2017-2636, existed in the Linux kernel for the past seven years, after being introduced in the code in 2009.

This is the fourth "years-old" security flaw discovered in the Linux kernel after similar flaws came to light last fall and winter.
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#2119 US-CERT warns HTTPS inspection may degrade TLS security
#2118 Another years-old flaw fixed in the Linux kernel
#2117 Intel, Microsoft launch new bug bounty programs
#2116 MajikPOS combines PoS malware and RATs to pull off its malicious tricks
#2115 Revenge ransomware, a CryptoMix variant, being distributed by RIG exploit kit
#2114 This laptop-bricking USB stick just got even more dangerous
#2113 New smartphone threat: Now attackers can use sound to hack your device
#2112 Hack brief: High-profile Twitter accounts overrun with swastikas
#2111 Check Point discloses vulnerability that allowed hackers to take over hundreds of millions of WhatsApp & Telegram accounts
#2110 Russian hacker "Kolypto" who worked on Citadel trojan extradited to the US
#2109 US charges two Russian agents with ordering hack of 500m Yahoo accounts
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