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A New 'Arbitrary File Copy' Flaw Affects ProFTPD Powered FTP Servers

A New 'Arbitrary File Copy' Flaw Affects ProFTPD Powered FTP Servers
July 23, 2019Swati Khandelwal
A German security researcher has publicly disclosed details of a serious vulnerability in one of the most popular FTP server applications...

Warning! Unprivileged Linux Users With UID > INT_MAX Can Execute Any Command

Warning! Unprivileged Linux Users With UID > INT_MAX Can Execute Any Command
December 06, 2018Mohit Kumar
Hold tight, this may blow your mind… A low-privileged user account on most Linux operating systems with UID value anything greater than...

New Privilege Escalation Flaw Affects Most Linux Distributions

New Privilege Escalation Flaw Affects Most Linux Distributions
October 26, 2018Mohit Kumar
An Indian security researcher has discovered a highly critical flaw in X.Org Server package that impacts OpenBSD and most Linux distributi...

Google Hacker Discloses New Linux Kernel Vulnerability and PoC Exploit

Google Hacker Discloses New Linux Kernel Vulnerability and PoC Exploit
September 28, 2018Mohit Kumar
A cybersecurity researcher with Google Project Zero has released the details, and a proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit for a high severity vul...

New Linux Kernel Bug Affects Red Hat, CentOS, and Debian Distributions

New Linux Kernel Bug Affects Red Hat, CentOS, and Debian Distributions
September 26, 2018Mohit Kumar
Security researchers have published the details and proof-of-concept (PoC) exploits of an integer overflow vulnerability in the Linux ker...

Your Linux Machine Can Be Hacked Remotely With Just A Malicious DNS Response

Your Linux Machine Can Be Hacked Remotely With Just A Malicious DNS Response
June 29, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A critical vulnerability has been discovered in Systemd , the popular init system and service manager for Linux operating systems, that c...

Maru OS — Android ROM that Turns into Debian Linux When Connected to a PC

Maru OS — Android ROM that Turns into Debian Linux When Connected to a PC
February 06, 2016Unknown
Good News for Linux Techno Freaks! Do you usually mess with your Android smartphone by trying out the continual ins and outs of various ...

R.I.P Ian Murdock, Founder of Debian Linux, Dies at 42

R.I.P Ian Murdock, Founder of Debian Linux, Dies at 42
December 30, 2015Mohit Kumar
Ian Murdock , the founder the Debian Linux operating system and the creator of apt-get, has passed away. Yes, it is very sad to anno...

Official Debian and Python Wiki Servers Compromised

Official Debian and Python Wiki Servers Compromised
January 09, 2013Mohit Kumar
Administration from Debian and Python project official websites confirmed that their WIKI servers were compromised by some unknown hacke...

New Linux Rootkit Attacks Internet Users

New Linux Rootkit Attacks Internet Users
December 02, 2012Mohit Kumar
Security researchers have discovered what appears to be an experimental Linux rootkit designed to infect its highly select victims durin...
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