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.

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Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.