Microsoft Azure Flaw Exposed RHEL Virtual Machines to Hacking Risk

In terms of delivering public cloud services, an Azure customer recently taught Microsoft a lesson in running a tight ship.

Ian Duffy, a software engineer at online retailer Zalando, had set out to create a secure, custom Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) machine image to be deployed on both Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. During the process, he discovered a vulnerability that could have provided an attacker root access to virtual machines.

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