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Author Topic: Interesting Article. Is Vector safe from this?  (Read 9960 times)

rbistolfi

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Re: Interesting Article. Is Vector safe from this?
« Reply #45 on: September 09, 2013, 07:04:22 am »

Okay, I'll try 3.5.5 from the repository and see.

I am going to build 3.8 as well.
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MarkGrieveson

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Re: Interesting Article. Is Vector safe from this?
« Reply #46 on: September 09, 2013, 07:14:59 am »

Thanks rbistolfi.  

I tried 3.5.5, and the nvidia driver works on it, but it doesn't have the ptrace_scope thingy:

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mark:$ cat /proc/sys/kernel/yama/ptrace_scope
cat: /proc/sys/kernel/yama/ptrace_scope: No such file or directory
vector:/~
mark:$ uname -r
3.5.5
vector:/~

Anyway, I look forward to the 3.8 kernel.  Hopefully that will work out.
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sledgehammer

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Re: Interesting Article. Is Vector safe from this?
« Reply #47 on: September 09, 2013, 08:12:20 am »

Rodrigo,

$ modprobe snd_hda_intel worked but $ modprobe snd_usb_audio gives the following error:

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vector:/~
johwhi:$ modprobe snd_usb_audio
WARNING: Error inserting snd_usbmidi_lib (/lib/modules/3.10.10/kernel/sound/usb/snd-usbmidi-lib.ko): Operation not permitted
WARNING: Error inserting snd_hwdep (/lib/modules/3.10.10/kernel/sound/core/snd-hwdep.ko): Operation not permitted
WARNING: Error inserting snd_page_alloc (/lib/modules/3.10.10/kernel/sound/core/snd-page-alloc.ko): Operation not permitted
WARNING: Error inserting snd_timer (/lib/modules/3.10.10/kernel/sound/core/snd-timer.ko): Operation not permitted
WARNING: Error inserting snd_pcm (/lib/modules/3.10.10/kernel/sound/core/snd-pcm.ko): Operation not permitted
FATAL: Error inserting snd_usb_audio (/lib/modules/3.10.10/kernel/sound/usb/snd-usb-audio.ko): Operation not permitted
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MarkGrieveson

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Re: Interesting Article. Is Vector safe from this?
« Reply #48 on: September 09, 2013, 08:19:14 am »

John, I'm guessing that modprobe would need to be run as root.
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MarkGrieveson

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Re: Interesting Article. Is Vector safe from this?
« Reply #49 on: September 09, 2013, 08:33:02 am »

Found another article that claims the "hand of thief" thing isn't all that dangerous.  Still, better safe than sorry.
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rbistolfi

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Re: Interesting Article. Is Vector safe from this?
« Reply #50 on: September 09, 2013, 11:28:59 am »

3.8 packages are up at vlcore.

Found another article that claims the "hand of thief" thing isn't all that dangerous.  Still, better safe than sorry.

Yep. Its not something to worry a lot about.
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Re: Interesting Article. Is Vector safe from this?
« Reply #51 on: September 09, 2013, 01:57:01 pm »

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John, I'm guessing that modprobe would need to be run as root.

Mark, thanks but that didn't help.  Didn't get an error though.

John
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Re: Interesting Article. Is Vector safe from this?
« Reply #52 on: September 13, 2013, 03:59:09 am »

Wow, I didn't mean to start such a long thread.  Apparently this trojan is not currently a threat, but hackers are working to make it a reality.  Sorry if I made it seem worse than it is.

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Re: Interesting Article. Is Vector safe from this?
« Reply #53 on: September 13, 2013, 06:31:58 am »

Wow, I didn't mean to start such a long thread.  Apparently this trojan is not currently a threat, but hackers are working to make it a reality.  Sorry if I made it seem worse than it is.

Thanks-
CrazyDog

Nah, thanks for bringing this into our atention. The restrictions implemented in these settings look sane to me, would be nice to have them in 7.0 for who wants to use them.
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MarkGrieveson

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Re: Interesting Article. Is Vector safe from this?
« Reply #54 on: September 15, 2013, 07:27:32 am »

if nvidia  still can't be installed,
do check more
 here,post your request there...

https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/board/98/

Thanks, I'm going to try this.
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MarkGrieveson

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Re: Interesting Article. Is Vector safe from this?
« Reply #55 on: October 05, 2013, 11:18:49 am »

if nvidia  still can't be installed,
do check more
 here,post your request there...

https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/board/98/

Okay, so I was preparing to once again attempt to install kernel 3.10, and then take note of the issues that occurred when trying to install the nvidia driver as instructed to do on the site specified above by vincent2, but I can't find the kernel packages that were specified in this post.  Do these packages no longer exist?  I also can't find the 3.8 packages to try.
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Re: Interesting Article. Is Vector safe from this?
« Reply #56 on: October 05, 2013, 04:24:32 pm »

Packages in the untested repository have a fairly short lifespan and have probably been purged.  :(
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