Linux Kernel ptrace local DoS vulnerability

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

There’s a local Denial of Service vulnerability in the linux kernel’s ptrace function according to It reportedly is present in kernel’s prior to and is listed as a non-critical vulnerability. (However any security vulnerability should be treated seriously.) is safe and fixes the vulnerability. The vuln was reported “by the vendor”, in [...]

A tun of trouble….

Monday, August 15th, 2005

Sorry, VERY bad pun but I couldn’t resist. I mentioned that I was having tun difficulties that kept me from playing around with anything fancy networking-wise with qemu. For starters let me see if I can explain what tun is. Tun is a method of creating a point-to-point “imaginary” network connection between a program and [...]

Intel investing in open source

Monday, August 8th, 2005 is reporting that there is a zdnet article concerning Intel’s investment in Open Source software. Specifically the article is about Intel’s support of the Xen Virtualization Technology Project which is being integrated into the Linux Kernel.    Send article as PDF   


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