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Title: 0-days hitting Fedora and Ubuntu open desktops to a world of hurt [SOLVED]
Post by: perknh on December 15, 2016, 07:46:51 pm
0-days hitting Fedora and Ubuntu open desktops to a world of hurt

 By DAN GOODIN (http://arstechnica.com/author/dan-goodin/), Security Editor, for ars Technica (http://arstechnica.com/)

http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/12/fedora-and-ubuntu-0days-show-that-hacking-desktop-linux-is-now-a-thing/ (http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/12/fedora-and-ubuntu-0days-show-that-hacking-desktop-linux-is-now-a-thing/)

I imagine this zero-day exploit could affect Peppermint users also.  I don't know serious it is, but I suspect a patch will be found very quickly.
Title: Re: 0-days hitting Fedora and Ubuntu open desktops to a world of hurt
Post by: GNULINUX on December 16, 2016, 08:47:51 am
Patched already???
(http://i.imgur.com/OeppVpB.png)
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Greets!  ;)
Title: Re: 0-days hitting Fedora and Ubuntu open desktops to a world of hurt
Post by: perknh on December 16, 2016, 10:30:57 am
Hello GNULINUX,

Linux's response time is just amazing.  What a great OS!  :)

perknh
Title: Re: 0-days hitting Fedora and Ubuntu open desktops to a world of hurt
Post by: GNULINUX on December 16, 2016, 10:43:57 am
Indeed perknh (https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php?action=profile;u=33),

That's one of the many things that I love about Linux and Peppermint. Whatever the problem, there's always someone working on a solution!

Greets!  ;)
Title: Re: 0-days hitting Fedora and Ubuntu open desktops to a world of hurt
Post by: scifidude79 on December 16, 2016, 10:55:42 am
Hello GNULINUX,

Linux's response time is just amazing.  What a great OS!  :)

perknh

The advantages of having anyone anywhere working on issues and being able to release patches upstream, as opposed to having everything taken care of (or not) by a small group of people behind closed doors.  That's one thing that makes Linux so hard to attack, when exploits are found they are quickly stamped out.
Title: Re: 0-days hitting Fedora and Ubuntu open desktops to a world of hurt
Post by: PCNetSpec on December 16, 2016, 11:16:38 am
Indeed I'm pretty sure the patched libgme was out before this topic was started :)

15th I think (at least that's the day it was installed on my system).

No OS is 100% secure, exploits WILL be found, it's all about how they're discovered and dealt with .. Linux has a bigger group of people working on it than ANY other OS, add to that it has tech a savvy user base who report things, and an army of white hat hackers who can study the code looking for vulnerabilities and report them, and then people can easily submit patches (again because of the accessibility of the source code) and Linux is better positioned than other OS's to respond quickly, so far nearly always before an exploit gets used maliciously in the wild.