Enterprise Linux Security Episode 51 – Samba in the Kernel, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?!

Adding unnecessary components to the Kernel is generally a bad idea, as it increases its threat surface. In this episode, Jay and Joao discuss a recent story that’s a perfect example of why it’s important to keep this under control. A vulnerability was recently discovered in the Linux kernel that scored the highest possible rating, and it all started when ksmbd was added.

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