Linux vendors rush to patch privilege escalation flaw after root exploits emerge

A privilege escalation vulnerability in the Linux kernel allows attackers to gain root access

By Lucian Constantin, IDG News Service |  Security, Canonical, Linux

Samsung Galaxy Nexus and ASUS Transformer Prime are the only devices that run Android 4.0 at this time, and the Galaxy Nexus has built-in rooting capabilities. However, mempodroid might open the door for rooting other devices that will eventually get updated to Ice Cream Sandwich.

"While Android itself is open, many of the devices that use it are not, and the Transformer Prime has a locked bootloader, making exploits such as this required to install custom software," Freeman said in the exploit's release notes.

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