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Red Hat 2003-103 Security Check

High

Synopsis

The remote host is missing a security update.

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.

Solution

Update the affected package(s).