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An exploitable bug sitting in a popular Linux kernel module has been found after five years. A patch is finally available, experts say.

An exploitable bug sitting in a popular Linux kernel module, has been found after five years, researchers have claimed.  

Detailing the findings in a blog post, researcher Samuel Page from cybersecurity firm Appgate said the flaw was a stack buffer overflow, found in the kernel networking module for the Transparent Inter-Process Communication (TIPC) protocol.

Page describes TIPC as an IPC mechanism designed for intra-cluster communication.  “Cluster topology is managed around the concept of nodes and the links between these nodes,” he says.

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