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RHSA-2003-103: kernel Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the kernel packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
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 allows a local user to gain elevated (root) rights
All users should upgrade to these errata packages, which contain patches to
fix the vulnerability.
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-103.html
Threat Level: High
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