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Service Console update for COS kernel

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10919

The exit_notify function in kernel/exit.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.30-rc1 does not restrict exit signals when the CAP_KILL capability is held which allows local users to send an arbitrary signal to a process by running a program that modifies the exit_signal field and then uses an exec system call to launch a setuid application.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 3.5
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2009-1337
Product(s):