April 4, 2001

Security update to Linux 2.2.19 kernel

Author: JT Smith

LWN.net has posted this note from Caldera. "During code audits of the Linux Kernel several security problems
have been found. Some of them allow a local attacker to gain
root privileges through race conditions, others allow reading
and possibly writing of random kernel memory.

With these patches now being available in the 2.2.19 kernel, this
update backports them to the kernels used in our products."


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