Updated kernel packages that fix a security vulnerability which may allow local users to gain root privileges are now available.
The Linux kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system. This kernel updates several drivers and fixes a number of bugs, including a potential security vulnerability. iDefense reported a buffer overflow flaw in the ISO9660 filesystem code. An attacker could create a malicious filesystem in such a way that root privileges may be obtained if the filesystem is mounted. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0109 to this issue. The following drivers were updated: LSI megaraid2 v184.108.40.206 IBM Serveraid v. 6.11.07 MPT Fusion v.2.05.11.03 All users are advised to upgrade to these errata packages, which contain a backported security patch that corrects this issue.