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    SubjectRe: 2.2.0 SECURITY
    On Tue, 26 Jan 1999, Dan Burcaw wrote:

    Confirmed.

    I am using a uniprocessor kernel on a P166MMX.

    Regards,
    Damien Miller

    >
    > There is a bug that works only on the 2.2.0 kernel that will allow root
    > and non-root users to crash the machine (the system reboots).
    >
    > To replicate this bug do following:
    >
    > Take any core file, and as normal user or root run: ldd core
    >
    > The machine will reboot, saying that it cannot get execution permissions
    > for ./core
    >
    > As far as I can tell, this problem only affects x86 machines running
    > 2.2.0. I know that PPC is not affected.
    >
    > Note: This problem does not occur in kernels before 2.2.0, and is
    > apparently fixed in 2.2.0ac1.
    >
    > Thanks to Gennady Gurov (gurov@frii.com) for discovering this problem.
    >
    >
    > Dan
    >
    > Terra Firma Design & Terra Soft Solutions, Inc.
    >
    > voice (970) 416-9821 in Fort Collins
    > email dburcaw@terraplex.com
    > website http://www.terraplex.com/
    >
    >
    >
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