http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=n ... px=MTMxMTg
The article says this recently uncovered exploit affects kernels from 3.3 and up, but other sources claim earlier kernels are also affected.
Which is true and is this something a Mint user should worry about much? Here's hoping this gets fixed quickly and a kernel update is soon to come into the repositories.
Some even theorize this exploit was purposely planted to the kernel by CIA or something (seems pretty far out, but these days, who knows...)
edit: appears this exploit has already been patched. Anyone know when the kernel update comes to Mint or if it has come already?