Linux distros fix new Boothole bug

Posted by bob on Jul 31, 2020 2:57 AM EDT
ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
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The recently revealed Boothole bug in Grub2, a bootloader used by almost all Linux distributions, has been fixed. But while it's getting headlines, it can only successfully attack a handful of already vulnerable systems. Given the need for root access to the bootloader, the described attack appears to have limited relevance for most cloud computing, data center, and personal device scenarios, unless these systems are already compromised by another known attack.

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