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rPSA-2008-0048-1 kernel



rPath Security Advisory: 2008-0048-1
Published: 2008-02-08
Products:
    rPath Linux 1

Rating: Severe
Exposure Level Classification:
    Local User Deterministic Privilege Escalation
Updated Versions:
    kernel=conary.rpath.com@rpl:1-vmware/2.6.22.17-0.1-1
    kernel=conary.rpath.com@rpl:1/2.6.22.17-0.1-1

rPath Issue Tracking System:
    https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2052
    https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2182
    https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2183
    https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2230

References:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5904
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6206
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0007

Description:
    Previous versions of the kernel package have several vulnerabilities
    resolved in this release.  The most severe could allow local users
    to read or write kernel memeory.
    
    In addition, a bug that caused the kernel Out of Memory handler to
    kill processes on systems with 4 or more GiB of RAM and 2 or more CPUs
    has been fixed.
    
    A system reboot is required to resolve these issues.

http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0048

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