Kernel Update for Mandrake 8.2
Posted on: 04/10/2003 01:18 PM

MandrakeSoft has released an updated Kernel which fix the ptrace issue under Mandrake Linux 8.2

A bug in the kernel module loader code could allow a local user to gain root privileges. This is done by a local user using ptrace and attaching to a modprobe process that is spawned if the user triggers the loading of a kernel module.

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