[CentOS] Local Privilege Escalation

Tue May 14 19:38:18 UTC 2013
Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com>

On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 9:56 AM, Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 9:24 AM, Tom Brown <tom at ng23.net> wrote:
>> Hi - Looking at
>> https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5703758
>> I have just tried this on a fully patched 6.4 box and it seems vulnerable -
>> Do other see the same?
> Yes. Reported earlier in this forum thread (with additional info):
> http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=42827&forum=59

Announced in that thread:

CentOSPlus *test* kernel with the patch is now available from:


It was confirmed to work. Only the 64-bit kernel is provided because
the 32-bit kernel is not affected.

NOTE:  This is _not_ an official release by CentOS. The distro kernel
with the patch may be released later.