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decade old unixlinuxbsd root privilegeescalation bug discovered

Network Security Tue Jun 20 2017 07:49:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Security researchers have discovered more than a decade-old vulnerability in several Unix-based operating systems including Linux, OpenBSD, NetBSD, FreeBSD and Solaris which can be exploited by attackers to escalate their privileges to root, potentia
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