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

Rudi Ahlers Rudi at SoftDux.com
Tue Sep 21 01:10:13 EDT 2010


On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 1:45 AM, Christopher Chan
<christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk> wrote:
> Karanbir Singh wrote:
>> On 09/21/2010 12:32 AM, Christopher Chan wrote:
>>> Will there be a special case for this particular issue like an early
>>> release of a Centos fixed kernel instead of waiting for the powers that
>>> be at Redhat?
>>
>> There is a kernel in the c5-testing repo ( details in the issue report )
>> that Tru put together. You should make a site specific decision on the
>> impact on services local to you and go with that.
>>
>> We've done some basic testing with this kernel and things *seem to be*
>> fine.
>>
>
> I suppose that is in regards to the exploit itself (nevermind the rest
> so long as it don't start changing bits here and there)?
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Does anyone know what this exploit does, exactly. And which 64bit
kernels are vulnrable?

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