MDKSA-2001:079 - problems with devfs

2001-10-09T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:2079
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2001-10-09T00:00:00

Description

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            Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name: kernel Date: October 8th, 2001 Advisory ID: MDKSA-2001:079

Affected versions: 8.1


Problem Description:

Alexander Viro discovered a vulnerability in the devfs implementation that is shipped with Mandrake Linux 8.1. We are aware of the problem and are currently working on a solution. As a workaround, until an update becomes available, please boot with the devfs=nomount option.


References:


You can view other security advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

security@linux-mandrake.com


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