Late 16th century: formed irregularly from Latin vulnerare 'to wound'.
A vulnerability, especially one associated with computer security: the total of 10 vulns discovered are described as highly critical
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- There is a potentially troublesome denial of service risk linked to a vuln in the Linux 2.4 kernel, concerning the cacheing of routing information.
- In tests performed on corporate sites between the start of February and May 20, NTA Monitor found the vuln present in 58 per cent of sites using this software - more than six months after the flaw was widely reported.
- The networking giant says the vuln is yet to be maliciously exploited, to the best of its knowledge.
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