Debian Outs First Linux Kernel Security Update for Debian GNU/Linux 10 “Buster”

The first Linux kernel security update for the recently released Debian GNU/Linux 10 “Buster” operating system series is now available to address a local privilege escalation flaw.

Released earlier this month, the latest Debian GNU/Linux 10 “Buster” operating system just got its first Linux kernel security update, which addresses a security flaw (CVE-2019-13272) discovered by Google Project Zero’s Jann Horn in Linux kernel’s ptrace subsyste, which could let a local user obtain root privileges.

“Jann Horn discovered that the ptrace subsystem in the Linux kernel mishandles the management of the credentials of a process that wants to create a ptrace relationship, allowing a local user to obtain root privileges under certain scenarios,” reads the … (read more)

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