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The Grave Danger of Kernel Vulnerabilities – and the Importance of Kernel Patching

SysAdmins will usually rationalise their delays in kernel patching with the argument that most patches are minor, correcting small, unthreatening flaws. They will point out that most kernel vulnerabilities are no big deal, that they aren’t any sort of invitation to malicious hackers.

But here’s the point: Now and again, a kernel vulnerability comes along which is truly terrifying.