Zero-day vulnerability affects Linux and Android
Security is a never-ending battle for any operating system, including Linux. A new report notes that Android and Linux are both vulnerable to a zero-day exploit that allows applications to escalate privileges to gain root access.
Mario Korolov reports for CSO:
A new zero-day vulnerability has been discovered that allows Android or Linux applications to escalate privileges and gain root access, according to a report released this morning by Perception Point.
Any machine with Linux Kernel 3.8 or higher is vulnerable, he said, including tens of millions of Linux PCs and servers, both 32-bit and 64-bit.