13 February 2008

Please Update!

A new kernel update just went out yesterday or the day before (not sure), but it fixes the vmsplice proof-of-concept exploit that was released two days ago. The exploit would allow someone at a non-root console to elevate themself to root without using sudo or su or knowing any passwords at all.


8 comments:

Dark Lord said...

hye... i am Beyta..
This is my first time visit your blog... it is so interesting... i am still beginner in Linux world and use ubuntu...

I was use Ubuntu 6.10 and i try to ount my ntfs hard disk... but i failed to do that... Y???

Now i use the latest 7.10, and i do need to mount... but i was dissapointed why i cant mount my ntfs disk before..

Mackenzie said...

The driver that lets you use NTFS and read/write (instead of read-only) in Linux was very experimental at the time 6.10 came out. It has since improved a *lot*, which is why it's now included by default in 7.10.

Dark Lord said...

oh okey... mr Mackenzie...
i have a problem to install software on my Ubuntu Linux. I have try a lot of way, and i was download from internet the way to install. but it still failed... i want to install codect for mp3...

do you have any trick to install.
i download the codec use .tar folder...

Mackenzie said...

Just install the ubuntu-restricted-extras package from Add/Remove.

And I'd be "Ms Mackenzie", not "Mr."

philgomes said...

That kernel update munged something between my nVidia driver and compiz-fusion... white-screen-of-death...

Did a complete reinstall and restored from backup. Now things are smoother than before

Mackenzie said...

Did you by any chance install your Nvidia drivers from "elsewhere"? After kernel upgrades, it is necessary to recompile the Nvidia drivers if you used Envy (bad idea) or the manual install method from nvidia.com

philgomes said...

I used the nv driver that comes with the install ISO. (You know... The one that says something like "I see that you're using nVidia. Do you know that this restricted driver can help?" (Or maybe it's different for us Kubuntu folk.)

Mackenzie said...

Those are two different drivers. Nv is the open source driver that doesn't do 3D (so no Compiz), and the restricted one is Nvidia and should do 3D.