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Vulnerability Assessment Details

RHSA-2003-103: kernel

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the kernel packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Updated kernel packages are now available that fix a ptrace-related
vulnerability which can lead to elevated (root) rights.

The Linux kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system.
A vulnerability has been found in version 2.4.18 of the kernel.

This vulnerability permits a local user to gain elevated (root) rights
without authorization.

All users should upgrade to these errata packages, which contain patches to
fix the vulnerability.

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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