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Offline CoolHandJoe

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Hi all.

Just wondering if pfSense is affected by the vulnerability recently discovered in the Linux kernel.

Thanks

Joe
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Re: pfSense affected by recent Linux kernel vulnerability?
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2016, 07:40:21 am »
If you're referring to the 'Dirty Cow' vulnerability, to the best of my knowledge this only applies to the Linux kernel. BSD and Linux kernels are developed independently, so unless there is any plan to merge the two (difficult given their licenses as well as technical differences) then I wouldn't be too concerned about it.

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Re: pfSense affected by recent Linux kernel vulnerability?
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2016, 07:42:07 am »
Yes, it was the Dirty Cow vulnerability.
I didn't realize they used separately developed kernels.

Thank you.

Joe

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Re: pfSense affected by recent Linux kernel vulnerability (Dirty Cow)?
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2016, 10:43:39 am »
Correct, Dirty COW only affects Linux.  BSD's (Net/Open/Free)BSD are not affected because they are not Linux.
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