Linux Vulnerability Exposes Millions of Systems to Attack


While Alpine Linux remains immune to the Linux vulnerability, system administrators are urged to patch other Linux systems.

The Qualys Threat Research Unit (TRU) has revealed a vulnerability that could potentially affect a wide range of Linux distributions. Dubbed Looney Tunables by researchers; the Linux vulnerability resides within the GNU C Library‚Äôs dynamic loader and is associated with the processing of the GLIBC_TUNABLES environment variable.

While this may sound highly technical, the implications are substantial, as it could grant malicious actors full control over affected systems.

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