Unfinished Business: The One Missing Piece
Subject:   Local Exploit in 2.4.20 is Unfinished Business
Date:   2003-05-13 14:51:20
From:   anonymous2
Sorry to be off topic but I cannot believe that the re has not been a 2.4.21 release to patch the existing hole.

If one downloads, compiles and installs the current kernel they are insecure out-of-the-box. It takes weeding through a mailing-list archive to find the patch for it. That is sad.

It's hard to claim our OS is more secure than Windows with this vulnerability hanging around.