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Microsoft confirms 17-year old security bug in Windows NT discovered by a Google researcher

Microsoft released a security advisory to acknowledge a flaw that affects every release of the Windows NT kernel, from Windows NT 3.1 up to and including Windows 7.

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Created by Ubuntu87 4 years 43 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 43 weeks ago
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Undocumented vulnerability in `ldd`

The `ldd` utility is more vulnerable than you think. It’s frequently used by programmers and system administrators to determine the dynamic library dependencies of executables. Sounds pretty innocent, right? Wrong! It turns out that running `ldd` on an executable can result in executing arbitrary code. I researched this subject thoroughly and found that it was almost completely undocumented.

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Created by pkrumins 5 years 4 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 4 weeks ago
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Vulnerabilities in Linux allow root privileges

According to a number of Linux distributors, a bug in the udev service under Linux can be exploited to obtain root privileges. The kernel uses udev to dynamically create device-specific files and folders (/dev/) for input and output, so that only devices which are actually connected appear in /dev.

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Created by Noog 5 years 31 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 31 weeks ago
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Fake Unix and Linux Advisory - The /dev/null Vulnerability

We all knew it was only a matter of time until the bit bucket flowed over ;)

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Created by eggixyz 6 years 1 week ago – Made popular 6 years 1 week ago
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Critical hole in Mplayer

MPlayer, the free movie player, has a critical vulnerability according to an advisory from OCert.

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Created by electronichouse 6 years 7 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 7 weeks ago
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