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The flaws, related to how the kernel handles TCP Selective Acknowledgement (SACK) packets with a low minimum segment size (MSS), could impact many devices, including servers, Android smartphones and embedded devices. Exploitation involves sending specially crafted packets to the targeted device and some believe the flaws could have significant and widespread impact. A total of […]

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A Google researcher has found a significant number of vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel USB subsystem using the Syzkaller fuzzer. The fuzzing tool developed by Google helped Andrey Konovalov find tens of bugs, including 22 security flaws that have been assigned CVE identifiers. In an advisory published this week, the expert detailed 14 of the […]

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A high-risk security vulnerability that could be exploited to escalate privileges has been patched in Linux kernel after being initially discovered more than two years ago. Discovered by Qualys Research Labs, the bug affects all Linux distributions that have not fixed their long-term kernels after a commit released on April 14, 2015. However, because the […]

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