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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
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 :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
Public Exploit Available : true