Friday, September 24, 2010

Linux Articles: Linux Server with 64bit Kernel Contain Exploit Vulnerability Which Might Gives Hackers a Back Door to Your Box


Linux Server with 64bit Kernel Contain Exploit Vulnerability Which Might Gives Hackers a Back Door to Your Box:

Recently different Linux Distribution including CentOS, RedHat, Ubuntu, Debian and other popular distribution for 64bit server contain high-profile vulnerability on Kernel which might give Hackers a Back Door to take control of the server. Specially if the machine is a online and sheared by others is in high rick.

Users of 64-bit distributions of Linux need to patch to prevent attacks using an aggressively exploited flaw.

Most of Operating System vendor is aware about this vulnerability and working to issue a patch / fix.

See the RedHat Security Team's work plan on this URL: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2010-3081

As this vulnerability is directly related to Operating System's Core 'Kernel', it might take longer time to fix as the Kernel Security Teamis also working on it.

If you are running a 64bit Machine, you must have to keep an eye on your box to see if there is anything wired happening on box and also keep track on your vendor's website to get the status of issuing patch or advice.

As this vulnerability is related to 64bit machine, most Linux user don't need to be worry about it. But to be safe, check again that your system is not 64 bit.

To see more information check the URL bellow:

http://www.itworld.com/open-source/121392/linux-kernel-exploit-gives-hackers-a-back-door

http://forums.cpanel.net/f185/x86_64-kernel-exploit-165758.html#post692222

https://www.ksplice.com/uptrack/cve-2010-3081.ssi.xhtml

http://linux.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=10/09/20/0217204

Hope to post update on the issue cve-2010-3081 here, as soon I get any info.

Regards
Noor Ahamed Bauani
Freelance ICT Consultant from Bangladesh
Expert on Complex IPv4 & IPv6 Internet Routing
http://www.bauani.org/

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