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Linux Kernel SCTP Privilege Elevation Vulnerability



Linux Kernel SCTP Privilege Elevation Vulnerability
Linux Kernel SCTP Privilege Elevation Vulnerability



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McAfee, Inc.=0D
McAfee=AE Avert=AE Labs Security Advisory=0D
Public Release Date: 2006-08-22=0D
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Linux Kernel SCTP Privilege Elevation Vulnerability=0D
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CVE-2006-3745=0D
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=95	Synopsis=0D
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The Linux kernel is susceptible to a locally exploitable flaw which may allow local users to gain root privileges and execute arbitrary code at kernel privilege level.=0D
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Linux Kernel Versions: 2.4.23--2.4.32, 2.6 up to and including 2.6.17.7=0D
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A locally exploitable flaw has been found in the Linux sctp module sctp_make_abort_user function that allows local users to gain root privileges and also execute arbitrary code at kernel privilege level.=0D
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The Linux Kernel Archives has released a fix for this vulnerability. Complete instructions for automatically updating kernel modules can be downloaded at the following site:=0D
http://www.kernel.org/git/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.17.y.git;a=commit;h=96ec9da385cf72c5f775e5f163420ea92e66ded2=0D 
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This vulnerability was discovered by Wei Wang of McAfee Avert Labs.=0D
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Copyright (C) 2006 McAfee, Inc.=0D
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McAfee, Inc. and McAfee Avert Labs are registered Trademarks of McAfee, Inc. and/or its affiliated companies in the United States and/or other Countries.  All other registered and unregistered trademarks in this document are the sole property of their respective owners.=0D


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