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A new, previously undiscovered flaw that allows an attacker to escalate local user privileges to the highest "root" level is said to hit "tens of millions" of Linux PCs and servers

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Well this blows. Hope google releases a fix and motorola recognizes the problem and release an update.
Edited by HITTI - 1/20/16 at 9:14am
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Some hackers made me hacks, some securities working on making new securities.

Victims effected: hardly anyone, but computer security breaches are mysterious and scary, be scared.
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From what I gathered it seems like the flaw requires local access to exploit, so it's not as serious as the headlines make it out to seem, versus say, a critical remote code execution vulnerability. It also seems like very few applications actually use the affected OS keyring component.
 
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this brings down the noise somewhat on the panic
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If a hacker has physical access to your machine all bets are off. The kernel spaces should still be patched - always good to fix vulnerabilities where it is easy. Still, this is of little concern to anyone.
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