Red Hat 2003-103 Security Check

High Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801577


The remote host is missing a security update.


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.


Update the affected package(s).

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 801577

File Name: 801577.prm

Family: Generic

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0127