Red Hat 2003-103 Security Check
High Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801577
SynopsisThe remote host is missing a security update.
DescriptionUpdated 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected package(s).