Fri Jun 2 08:31:26 CEST 2006

KasperskI reported virus in every GNU/Linux distribution!

Today, KasperskI Labs reported that every GNU/Linux distribution contains virus able to raise the privilege level of regular users to super user.

The virus has suspect name su.

The scenario of its work is very easy: user who wants to raise its privileges just runs this program and enters root's password. KasperskI's analyst told that it is only a proof-of-concept of attacking Linux distributions and more such attacks will come. And in fact, his words are confirmed today, because gtksu and kdesu were also confirmed as vulnerable!

It is very easy to get rid of it, just remove it from your system.

Posted by Pavel | Permanent link | File under:, Jokes