Linux Root Access Vulnerabilities

Posted by caitlyn on Oct 25, 2010 4:55 PM EDT
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US-CERT is aware of public reports of multiple vulnerabilities affecting Linux. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to access the system with root or "superuser" privileges. The first of these vulnerabilities is due to a flaw in the implementation of the Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) protocol in Linux kernel versions 2.6.30 through 2.6.36-rc8. By sending a specially crafted socket function call, an attacker may be able to write arbitrary values into kernel memory and escalate privileges to root.

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Easy workaround for the RDS vulnerability caitlyn 8 994 Oct 26, 2010 10:05 AM

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