The security vulnerability impacts the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA), which is a software framework that establishes an application programming interface (API) for sound card drivers in the Linux kernel. While the potential damage from escalated privileges is high, IT decision-makers should note that a patch has already been made available. An
The Linux Security Summit (LSS) is a technical forum for collaboration between Linux developers, researchers, and end users. Its primary aim is to foster community efforts in analyzing and solving Linux security challenges.
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, potentially leading to a full system takeover.
A recently observed piece of malware targeting embedded Linux systems can provide attackers with full control over the infected devices, ESET security researchers warn.
Linux kernel security needs a rethink. The Linux kernel today faces an unprecedented safety crisis. Much like when Ralph Nader famously told the American public that their cars were "unsafe at any speed" back in 1965, numerous security developers told the 2016 Linux Security Summit in Toronto that the operating system needs a total rethink to keep it fit for
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The Linux Security Summit (LSS) is a technical forum for collaboration between Linux developers, researchers, and end users. Its primary aim is to foster community efforts in analyzing and solving Linux security challenges. The LSS is a unique global event which provides the opportunity to present and discuss your work or research with key Linux security