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To: ShadowAce
An unpatched memory corruption flaw in the latest version of Firefox creates a means for hackers to drop malware onto vulnerable systems.

So, is Linux a 'vulnerable system'?

20 posted on 07/14/2009 12:04:17 PM PDT by shorty_harris
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To: shorty_harris
So, is Linux a 'vulnerable system'?

Considering that the malware has to be written for a type of OS, I'd say it is unlikely.

However, if the malware was written for Linux, only the user and his files would be affected. Since Linux systems typically do not run as root, the system itself would not be vulnerable.

21 posted on 07/14/2009 12:08:49 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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