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[PLUG] pkexec-root, nmap scripts

A bug lurking for 12 years gives attackers root on every major Linux distro

Since 2009, pkexec has contained a memory-corruption vulnerability that people with limited control of a vulnerable machine can exploit to escalate privileges all the way to root. Exploiting the flaw is trivial and, by some accounts, 100 percent reliable.

UK govt releasing Nmap scripts to find unpatched vulnerabilities

The scripts, authored by i100 partners or security experts who want to share their scripts with the community, will be published on GitHub through a new project named Scanning Made Easy (SME).

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