Vulnerability Note VU#337238
Red Hat Enterprise Linux kernel-2.4.21 does not perform adequate checking of eflags when in 32-bit ptrace emulation mode
Red Hat Enterprise Linux kernel prior to version 2.4.21 does not perform adequate checking of eflags when in 32-bit ptrace emulation mode. This could allow a local user to gain elevated or root privileges.
The Linux kernel handles the basic functionality of the operating system. There is a vulnerability in the checking of eflags when in 32-bit ptrace emulation mode allowing a local user to gain elevated or root privileges. This vulnerability is reported to only affect kernels built for the AMD64 architecture.
A local user could gain elevated or root privileges.
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|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Red Hat Inc.||Affected||-||20 Jan 2004|
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Thanks to Red Hat Inc. for the information contained in their advisory.
This document was written by Damon Morda.
- CVE IDs: CAN-2004-0001
- Date Public: 16 Jan 2004
- Date First Published: 20 Jan 2004
- Date Last Updated: 20 Jan 2004
- Severity Metric: 2.95
- Document Revision: 12
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