maelstrom writes: "Looks like someone's found a local root exploit for OpenSSH versions between 2.0 and 3.0.2. Seems as though its a one-off error, there is no public exploit, but there is sure to be one shortly. They aren't ruling out remote exploit. Recommending patching and upgrading ASAP."
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