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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2003 4:10 pm    Post subject: [gentoo-security] GLSA: kernel (200303-17) Reply with quote

Daniel Ahlberg wrote:
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PACKAGE : kernel
SUMMARY : ptrace flaw
DATE : 2003-03-21 08:59 UTC
EXPLOIT : local
VERSIONS AFFECTED : All except 2.5
FIXED VERSION : Kernels with patch applied
CVE : CAN-2003-0127

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- From advisory:

"The Linux 2.2 and Linux 2.4 kernels have a flaw in ptrace. This hole
allows local users to obtain full privileges. Remote exploitation of
this hole is not possible. Linux 2.5 is not believed to be vulnerable."

Read the full advisory at:


It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users upgrade their kernels.

If you are running any of gentoo-sources, gs-sources, pfeifer-sources
sparc-sources or xfs-sources updates are available. Sync your tree and
run emerge <package> to install the latest version of the package. Then
compile and install your new kernel and reboot.

If you are using an other kernel package which hasn't been updated or
download your own sources you can download a patch from
and manually patch your kernel.

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