Can’t allow the ‘Grinch’ bug spoil your online holiday shopping!

  • Team Omega
  • December 22, 2014

In a blog from Alert Logic, a bug called the ‘Grinch’ has been found in the Linux platform. Linux has been widely used for creating e-commerce site due to its low-cost and its ability to let several applications run without conflicts.

The blog says,”according to a 2013 report from W3Tech, approximately 65% of all web servers on the Internet utilize a Unix/Linux based operating system. We uncovered the ‘Grinch’ bug that impacts all Linux platforms, including mobile devices. Fortunately, there are ways to detect the exploit of this bug in your environment until a patch is released.”

The vulnerability involves a configuration issue with Polkit, which is used to control system-wide privileges on Linux. More details here …