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Do not think so, the case reported on that question, was a miss use of his computer, he installed software from unknown source (really bad practice), so he got infected, but even if he got infected that particular Trojan use DirtyCow vulnerability to scale privileges, that particular vulnerability was patched on Fedora 10.

Use best practice, install from official places and keep your system up to date. You will be Ok.