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[DSA276] DSA-276-1 linux-kernel-s390 Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The kernel module loader in Linux 2.2 and Linux 2.4 kernels has a flaw
in ptrace. This hole allows local users to obtain root rights by
using ptrace to attach to a child process that is spawned by the
kernel. Remote exploitation of this hole is not possible.
This advisory only covers kernel packages for the S/390 architecture.
Other architectures will be covered by separate advisories.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in the
The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected by this problem
for this architecture since s390 was first released with Debian
GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody).
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
We recommend that you upgrade your kernel-images packages immediately.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-276
Threat Level: High
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