Beta
×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Linux Kernel Exploit Affects Red Hat 5

CmdrTaco posted more than 44 years ago | from the get-yer-patch-on dept.

Red Hat Software 1

B1oodAnge1 writes "Proof of concept code was released last week that exploits a vulnerability in both the 64 and 32 bit versions of the 2.6.30 and 2.6.18 Linux kernel to gain root access. Apparently this affects Red Hat Enterprise Edition 5, which uses the 2.6.18 kernel. From the source code: A vulnerability which, when viewed at the source level, is unexploitable! But which, thanks to gcc optimizations, becomes exploitable :) Also, bypass of mmap_min_addr via SELinux vulnerability! (where having SELinux enabled actually increases your risk against a large class of kernel vulnerabilities)'"

Sorry! There are no comments related to the filter you selected.

pooping (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34506202)

is fun

Check for New Comments
Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?