RHEL 2.1 : kernel (RHSA-2003:103)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated kernel packages are now available that fix a ptrace-related
vulnerability which can lead to elevated (root) privileges.

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)
privileges without authorization.

All users should upgrade to these errata packages, which contain
patches to fix the vulnerability.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2003-0127.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-103.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12381 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0127