Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 112886
CAN-2003-0985 mremap kernel vulnerability
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:53 EST
Paul Starzetz discovered a flaw in bounds checking in mremap() in the
Linux kernel versions 2.4.23 and previous which may allow a local
attacker to gain root privileges. No exploit is currently available;
however, it is believed that this issue is exploitable (although not
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CAN-2003-0985 to this issue.
affected 2.1AS/AW/ES/WS. RHSA-2003:418 and RHSA-2003:419 in progress
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report.
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.