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rPath Security Advisory: 2008-0052-1
rPath Linux 1
rPath Appliance Platform Linux Service 1
Exposure Level Classification:
Local Root Deterministic Privilege Escalation
rPath Issue Tracking System:
Previous versions of the Linux kernel package are vulnerable to
a local user privilege escalation vulnerability that is widely
publicized and being actively exploited. All users are encouraged
to update their systems immediately.
This vulnerability was introduced in the 2.6.17 kernel; the
kernels on the conary.rpath.com@rpl:1-xen label are not affected.
A system reboot is required to resolve this vulnerability.
Copyright 2008 rPath, Inc.
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