The following upstream patch fixes canonical checking for segment registers in
ptrace. This allowed user programs to set a non canonical segment which would
cause oopses in the kernel later.
Reassigning this to myself.
Patch posted for review on 10-Jun-2005.
Actually CAN-2005-0756, fixing CVE name
A fix for this problem has just been committed to the RHEL3 U6
patch pool this evening (in kernel version 2.4.21-32.8.EL).
An advisory 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,
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