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GameOver(lay): Two Severe Linux Vulnerabilities Impact 40% of Ubuntu Users

July 27, 2023

Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed two high-severity security flaws in the Ubuntu kernel that could pave the way for local privilege escalation attacks.

Cloud security firm Wiz, in a report shared with The Hacker News, said the easy-to-exploit shortcomings have the potential to impact 40% of Ubuntu users.

“The impacted Ubuntu versions are prevalent in the cloud as they serve as the default operating systems for multiple [cloud service providers],” security researchers Sagi Tzadik and Shir Tamari said.

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