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RHSA-2009:1243: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 kernel security and bug fix update

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RHSA-2009:1243: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 kernel security and bug fix update

Severity
6
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:C)
Published
02/27/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
09/12/2009
Modified
08/31/2020

Description

The execve function in the Linux kernel, possibly 2.6.30-rc6 and earlier, does not properly clear the current->clear_child_tid pointer, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or possibly gain privileges via a clone system call with CLONE_CHILD_SETTID or CLONE_CHILD_CLEARTID enabled, which is not properly handled during thread creation and exit.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-kernel
  • redhat-upgrade-kernel-debug
  • redhat-upgrade-kernel-debug-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-kernel-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-kernel-doc
  • redhat-upgrade-kernel-headers
  • redhat-upgrade-kernel-kdump
  • redhat-upgrade-kernel-kdump-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-kernel-pae
  • redhat-upgrade-kernel-pae-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-kernel-xen
  • redhat-upgrade-kernel-xen-devel

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