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Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 20:39:43 +0300
From: Ilya Andreiv <>
To: Andreas Ericsson <>
Subject: Re: iSEC advisory about binfmt_elf

Hello Andreas,

Thursday, November 11, 2004, 8:22:18 PM, you wrote:

>> Is 2.4.27-ow1 kernel affected?
> Yes, but the setuid binaries on the system are far fewer than those of
> most other distributions and none of them exec() other programs so 
I have sudo installed in my system but now i restrict it to wheel

> impact is greatly reduced. The Linux kernel team (Linus Torvalds et al, 
> not the Owl patchers) were the ones that disclosed the vulnerability, so 
> 2.4.28 should be out fairly soon to fix this problem.
But 2.4.28-rc2 contains buggy code...

Best regards,

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