Debian Security Advisory 1862 linux-2.6 – privilege escalation

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August 13, 2009, 5:00 pm

A vulnerability has been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to privilege escalation. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problem:

  • CVE-2009-2692

    Tavis Ormandy and Julien Tinnes discovered an issue with how the sendpage function is initialized in the proto_ops structure. Local users can exploit this vulnerability to gain elevated privileges…