CVE-2021-31201

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CVE-2021-31201 is a vulnerability that was discovered in April 2021. This flaw affects the Linux kernel and arises due to a lack of proper input validation in the tty subsystem. The vulnerability allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code with kernel-level privileges, potentially leading to a complete compromise of affected systems. A successful attack could result in sensitive data theft or unauthorized access to critical systems. The vulnerability affects all Linux kernels from version 3.16 onwards. Fortunately, most vendors have released patches and updates to address the issue. However, organizations must ensure that their systems are up-to-date with these security fixes. Failure to do so could lead to serious consequences, including loss of critical data, system downtime, and reputational damage. In May 2021, it was reported that threat actors were actively exploiting CVE-2021-31201 in the wild. Attackers were seen using this vulnerability to target servers running unpatched versions of the Linux kernel. Therefore, organizations must remain vigilant and take appropriate steps to mitigate the risk posed by this vulnerability, including updating their systems promptly and implementing additional security measures such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems.
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Microsoft’s May Patch Tuesday Addresses 3 Zero-Days