Major Linux kernel vulnerability in kernel 2.4 and 2.6

As this bug is in kernels built since May 2001, my venerable old distribution LinuxPPC won’t be vulnerable. We never did any real builds after April ’01, and i don’t think we ever released anything with a kernel above 2.2.

Granted, there’s probably not many boxes still running LinuxPPC. I feel like we dodged an invisible bullet, albeit by imploding. Not a good strategy for dealing with kernel security.

Published by Jason Haas

I am a resident of the Bay View neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. That sometimes comes up on here, as it's kind of a small part of my life. No official county business happens here. I'm mostly using this now to give a rough draft account of how we're dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. God help us all.

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