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Linux Kernel ptrace Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:254

The kernel module loader in Linux kernel 2.2.x before 2.2.25 and 2.4.x before 2.4.21 allows local users to gain root privileges by using ptrace to attach to a child process that is spawned by the kernel.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Linux 9
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2003-0127
Product(s):
  • Linux kernel