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    Bug gives attackers root on every major Linux distro

    Linux users on Tuesday got a major dose of bad news—a 12-year-old vulnerability in a system tool called Polkit gives attackers unfettered root privileges on machines running any major distribution of the open source operating system.
    https://arstechnica.com/information-...-linux-distro/
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    Another link:

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/major-...overed-pwnkit/

    They have to be able to log in with a valid user account first. Systems still need to be patched ASAP though.

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    Another bug with similar potential issues:

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/dirty-...covered-fixed/

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