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CESA-2003:103: kernel security update

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CESA-2003:103: kernel security update

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
03/31/2003
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/12/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Updated kernel packages are now available that fix a ptrace-related vulnerability which can lead to elevated (root) privileges.

The Linux kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system. A vulnerability has been found in version 2.4.18 of the kernel. This vulnerability allows a local user to gain elevated (root) privileges without authorization. All users should upgrade to these errata packages, which contain patches to fix the vulnerability.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-kernel
  • centos-upgrade-kernel-boot
  • centos-upgrade-kernel-debug
  • centos-upgrade-kernel-doc
  • centos-upgrade-kernel-enterprise
  • centos-upgrade-kernel-headers
  • centos-upgrade-kernel-smp
  • centos-upgrade-kernel-source
  • centos-upgrade-kernel-summit

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