Himalaya: Listen. Learn. Grow.

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Boris Tane

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8 min2019 AUG 25
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A seemingly harmless piece of code made its way into the Linux kernel. It was later identified to actually be a malicious bug...

This episode discusses a potential backdoor attempt into the Linux kernel.

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if ((options == (__WCLONE|__WALL)) && (current->uid = 0))

    retval = -EINVAL;


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"Deadly Roulette" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

"Covert Affair" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

"Lobby Time" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

"Cool Vibes" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)