Debian releases fix for Linux kernel 2.6.8 vulnerabilities

Posted by monmouthing on Jun 17, 2007 8:59 AM EDT
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According to the mailing list three security vulnerabilites have now been fixed with the release of numerous updates for Linux kernel 2.6.8 as detailed in Debian Security Advisory DSA 1304-1.

The latest update also fixes a number of other problems, such as the regression in the smbfs subsystem introduced in DSA-1233 causing symlinks to be interpreted as regular files. Debian recommend that you upgrade your kernel package immediately and reboot the machine, and if you have built a custom kernel from the kernel source package that you rebuild to take advantage of the new fixes.

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