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CentOS Update for kernel CESA-2008:0129 centos5 x86_64

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

CentOS Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.2

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

13 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

Check for the Version of kernel

Insight

Insight

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. A flaw was found in vmsplice. An unprivileged local user could use this flaw to gain root privileges. (CVE-2008-0600) Red Hat is aware that a public exploit for this issue is available. This issue did not affect the Linux kernels distributed with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.

Affected Software

Affected Software

kernel on CentOS 5

Solution

Solution

Please Install the Updated Packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)