[CentOS] Hole in 64-bit Linux kernel provides root rights

Dave tdbtdb+centos at gmail.com
Mon Sep 20 16:20:16 EDT 2010


>From fedora list:

On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 4:13 AM, Zbigniew Fiedorowicz
<fiedorow at math.ohio-state.edu> wrote:
> Further story:
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/09/15/linux_kernel_regression_bug/
>
> This is a very serious problem which puts multiuser 64-bit Linux systems
> absolutely at the mercy of their least responsible users.
>
> I have filed a bug report:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=635675
> Priority should be high not low.

On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 5:31 AM, Michael Cronenworth <mike at cchtml.com> wrote:
> The fix is already in the "updates-testing" repository and awaiting
> karma from the QA folks.
>
> # yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update kernel
>
> This will give you a patched kernel.
>
> Users of Fedora 12, 13, and 14 can perform this update. I strongly
> suggest they do so ASAP.

Any equivalent for centos yet?

mahalo
Dave


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