Stack Clash bug could give root privileges to attackers on Unix, Linux systems

Qualys researchers have unearthed a serious privilege escalation bug affecting a wide variety of Unix and Unix-based operating systems, and has been working with vendors to develop patches since May. As the patches have been pushed out, Qualys went public with the information, and urged users to implement them as soon as possible. The vulnerability (CVE-2017-1000364) The vulnerability has been dubbed Stack Clash, because it is triggered when the attackers forces an application’s stack to … More

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