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Re: [suse-security] suse 8.1 : ptrace exploit (Solved)
  • From: "Olivier M." <qmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2003 15:46:48 +0100
  • Message-id: <20031202154648.C12245@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
re,

On Mon, Dec 01, 2003 at 10:10:48PM -0500, GarUlbricht7@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Another good command for Oliver to have run, would have been "uptime"
> It would have told him how long the system has been running (man uptime).

yes, that was _the_ point.

> For as you had surmised early on, after installing the new
> Kernel last September, they (probably not Oliver but SyS Admin
> on that machine) forgot to "re-boot" the machine.
> Hence their machine was still running the old kernel.

This is also a "side-effect" of having more than one "root"
for a Server: nobody feels responsable anymore for that system,
and things like that happens...

> Or if they had read SuSE-Security Readme:
> http://www.suse.de/de/security/2003_034_kernel.html
> Step 4: "Re-boot."

No need to RTFM for that, it is logical that a reboot is required
in case of kernel fix... :)

Cheers,
Olivier

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