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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0129

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2008:0129.

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux
operating system.

A flaw was found in vmsplice. An unprivileged local user could use this
flaw to gain root privileges. (CVE-2008-0600)

Red Hat is aware that a public exploit for this issue is available. This
issue did not affect the Linux kernels distributed with Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 2.1, 3, or 4.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 users are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-0600
BugTraq ID: 27704
BugTraq ID: 27801
Bugtraq: 20080212 rPSA-2008-0052-1 kernel (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-1494 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2008:007 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2008:013 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2008:030 (Google Search)
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