Linux 2.6.20.17 Kernel Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 26 August 2007 at 11:20 PM EDT. Add A Comment
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If you're still using the Linux 2.6.20 kernel, the sixteenth iteration has been released with three security fixes. The three fixes in the Linux 2.6.20.17 kernel are for the stack-based buffer overflow in the random number generator, sending arbitrary signals to a child process that is running at higher privileges, and a security problem in the drm/i915 component. The Linux 2.6.20.17 kernel announcement can be read on Google Groups.
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