Linux kernel vulnerability CVE-2010-4249
A vulnerability in Linux kernels prior to 2.6.37-rc3-next-20101125 allows a local user to cause a denial of service attack on your server. So this is a good time to cross check the level of access you’ve granted to the users on your server. If you’ve recently been experiencing high loads and server crashes, with no apparent network activity, you could be among one of the very few victims of this attack
For more details about this vulnerability you can refer to this link. If you would like to apply the patch yourself, it is available here. According to David Miller, the patch should be applied to all stable releases by now. So if you’ve enabled automated updates, your kernels should already be patched.
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Hamish joined Bobcares in July of 2004, and since then has grown to be well versed in the Control Panels and Operating systems used in the Web Hosting industry today. He is highly passionate about Linux and is a great evangelist of open-source. When not at work, he keeps himself busy populating this blog with both technical and non-technical posts. When he is not on his Xbox, he is an avid movie lover and critic