Bug 115818 - CAN-2004-0077 Linux kernel do_mremap VMA limit local privilege escalation
Summary: CAN-2004-0077 Linux kernel do_mremap VMA limit local privilege escalation
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel
Version: 2.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Keywords: Security
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-02-16 13:48 UTC by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-02-18 18:09:27 UTC

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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2004:069 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel security update 2004-03-05 05:00:00 UTC

Description Mark J. Cox 2004-02-16 13:48:22 UTC
Paul Starzetz discovered a flaw in return value checking in mremap()
in the Linux kernel versions 2.4.24 and previous that may allow a
local attacker to gain root privileges. No exploit is currently
available; however this issue is exploitable. 

Affected: 2.1AS 2.1ES 2.1WS

Embargoed until Feb18

Comment 1 Mark J. Cox 2004-02-18 18:09:27 UTC
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.


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