back to article Debian plugs Linux 'TCP snoop' bug

Debian's maintainers have moved to plug the TCP snooping flaw that emerged in August 2016. The bug, CVE-2016-5696, was spotted by University of California Riverside's Zhiyun Qian and his collaborators and published in August. It enabled an attack against Linux (and Android) implementations of RFC 5961, which used challenge …

  1. AnonFairBinary

    Happy Labour Day Canadian Sysadmins...

    We are not part of the US but we have compatible holidays...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Happy Labour Day Canadian Sysadmins...

      > We are not part of the US but we have compatible holidays...

      but you can spell properly!

      1. Stevie

        Re: Happy Labour Day Canadian Sysadmins...

        Oxford English: p-r-o-p-e-r-l-y

        Merriam-Webster: p-r-o-p-e-r-l-y

        WTF?

  2. Robert Carnegie Silver badge

    If you have Ubuntu...

    Wait?

    Or, from my ill informed reading, you can install kernel 4.7 instead to get rid of the TCP problem?

  3. keb

    It would not have not affected Tor that way, as a developer explains:

    https://blog.patternsinthevoid.net/cve-2016-5696-and-its-effects-on-tor.html

    Also the patch mentioned there fixes it.

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