Again a long-standing bug has been found in the Linux kernel. A snippet of code was missing that could cause a crash in certain situations.“The the world at large: it’s increasingly apparent that no one (except maybe the blackhats) has ever scrutinized the syscall auditing code.
This is two old severe bugs in the code that have probably been there for a long time.
–Andy” It’s been around since about 2.6…
This is another benefit of my using Linux 3.15, because it’s just a couple of minutes to update around this bug. Also, it’s 32-bit only so I have only one machine affected. Still, this could affect a lot of machines out there.