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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Thanks to Red Hat Inc. for the information contained in their advisory.
This document was written by Damon Morda.
|Date First Published:||2004-01-20|
|Date Last Updated:||2004-01-20 16:14 UTC|