Linux kernel bug 'Sequoia' allows attackers to gain root-level privileges

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Vulnerability exists in the filesystem layer that is used in all major Linux operating systems

Red Hat has released a patch for a local privilege escalation (LPE) vulnerability that impacts all Linux kernel versions released since 2014 and could allow unprivileged attackers to gain root-leve...

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