Is Windows 11 released?
Windows 11 is due out later in 2021 and will be delivered over several months. The rollout of the upgrade to Windows 10 devices already in use today will begin in 2022 through the first half of that year. That being said, new devices running Windows 11 are still expected to release this year. Moneycontrol.comWindows 11 RTM release date: Intel's support document may have leaked it
21 July, 2021 - 06:02pm
Linux bug has been patched even as Microsoft has its under investigation
Both flaws can be exploited by malicious users to switch from non-administrative local users to the fully-privileged admin/root user on the respective operating system.
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According to BleepingComputer, the Windows vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2021-36934, exploits the misconfigured access control list (ACL) for the Security Account Manager (SAM), SYSTEM, and SECURITY registry hive files.
On the other hand, the Linux vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2021-33909 is dubbed Sequoia because of its deep roots in the Linux file system layer.
Qualys has also put up a video demonstrating their proof of concept that successfully exploits the vulnerability to grant root user privileges to an unprivileged user on the vulnerable host.
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