This has been a bad week for computing systems.
- Oracle Java exploit under Apple MacOSX, open and shut case.
- Microsoft Zero-Day Exploit in nearly all applications, still somewhat open.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader (Windows, MacOSX and Linux), open and shut case.
- Now a Linux Security issue, open and shut case.
As published in the patch description.
Backtrack 5 R2 (the latest version) allowed the student to overwrite settings to gain a root shell. The flaw was found in wicd (the WirelessWhat is WICD?
Interface Connection Daemon)
A network connection manager that aims to simplify wired and wireless networking in Linux.If you are a wireless Linux user of WICD, get your patch.