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Re: rPSA-2008-0052-1 kernel
All sysop must consider this advisory!!!
Tested and really dangerous!
>From kernel 2.6.17 - 2.6.24
On Tue, 2008-02-12 at 11:28 -0500, rPath Update Announcements wrote:
> rPath Security Advisory: 2008-0052-1
> Published: 2008-02-12
> rPath Linux 1
> rPath Appliance Platform Linux Service 1
> Rating: Critical
> Exposure Level Classification:
> Local Root Deterministic Privilege Escalation
> Updated Versions:
> 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.
> This file is distributed under the terms of the MIT License.
> A copy is available at http://www.rpath.com/permanent/mit-license.html