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LinuxIT, the UK’s Linux systems management specialists is aware of the recently discovered GHOST vulnerability and is working with clients to ensure that their systems are not at risk. This critical vulnerabilityknown as "GHOST" because it can be triggered by the GetHOST functions. The vulnerability is a serious weakness in the Linux glibc library acting, a core component of all Linux systems. It acts as a 'buffer overflow' bug affecting the gethostbyname() and gethostbyname2(). It allows remote attackers to take complete control of the victims system without having any prior knowledge of system credentials.
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