lurking years

An attacker can root on any major Linux distro by a bug that has been lurking for 12+ years

GOT ROOT — It’s likely only a matter of time until PwnKit is exploited in the wild. Dan Goodin – Jan 26, 2022 1:55 am UTC Linux users on Tuesday got a major dose of bad news—a 12-year-old vulnerability in a system tool called Polkit gives attackers unfettered root privileges on machines running any major…