RHSA-2014:2008 -- kernel security update (Important)
The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel the core of any Linux operating system. * A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel handled GS segment register base switching when recovering from a #SS (stack segment) fault on an erroneous return to user space. A local unprivileged user could use this flaw to escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2014-9322 Important) Red Hat would like to thank Andy Lutomirski for reporting this issue. All kernel users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
- CentOS Linux 5
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5