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Red Hat Enterprise Linux kernel-2.4.21 does not perform adequate checking of eflags when in 32-bit ptrace emulation mode

Vulnerability Note VU#337238

Original Release Date: 2004-01-20 | Last Revised: 2004-01-20

Overview

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.

Description

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.

Impact

A local user could gain elevated or root privileges.

Solution

Upgrade or Apply Patch
Upgrade or apply patch as specified by your vendor.

Vendor Information

337238
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Red Hat Inc.

Updated:  January 20, 2004

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Please see RHSA-2004:017-06.

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References

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Red Hat Inc. for the information contained in their advisory.

This document was written by Damon Morda.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2004-0001
Severity Metric: 2.95
Date Public: 2004-01-16
Date First Published: 2004-01-20
Date Last Updated: 2004-01-20 16:14 UTC
Document Revision: 12

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