June 19, 2004

Linux Kernel Flaws in Several Drivers May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges

Some unspecified vulnerabilities were reported in the Linux kernel in several drivers. A local user can gain access to kernel memory or gain elevated privileges on the target system.

Red Hat and Trustix reported that during a review of the Linux 2.6 source code, some vulnerabilities were discovered. Some of the flaws are also reported to apply to the 2.4 kernel.

Link: SecurityTracker.com

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