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rPSA-2008-0162-1 kernel
rPSA-2008-0162-1 kernel



rPath Security Advisory: 2008-0162-1
Published: 2008-05-07
Products:
    rPath Linux 1
    rPath Appliance Platform Linux Service 1

Rating: Severe
Exposure Level Classification:
    Local User Deterministic Privilege Escalation
Updated Versions:
kernel=conary.rpath.com@rpl:1-vmware/2.6.24.7-0.1-1 
kernel=conary.rpath.com@rpl:1-xen/2.6.16.33-0.4-1 
kernel=conary.rpath.com@rpl:1/2.6.24.7-0.1-1 
kernel=rap.rpath.com@rpath:linux-1/2.6.24.7-1-1 

rPath Issue Tracking System:
    https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2518

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1669 

Description:
    Previous versions of the kernel package are vulnerable to a race
    condition which could allow local users to gain escalated privileges.
    
    A system reboot is required to resolve these issues.

http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0162 

Copyright 2008 rPath, Inc.
This file is distributed under the terms of the MIT License.
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