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Red Hat update for kernel


Secunia ID

SA52399

CVE-ID

CVE-2013-0871

Release Date

27 Feb 2013

Criticality

Less Critical

Solution Status

Vendor Patch

Where

Local system

Impact
Privilege escalation

This covers vulnerabilities where a user is able to conduct certain tasks with the privileges of other users or administrative users.

This typically includes cases where a local user on a client or server system can gain access to the administrator or root account thus taking full control of the system.

Description

Red Hat has issued an update for kernel. This fixes a vulnerability, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

For more information:
SA52269

Solution

Updated packages are available via Red Hat Network.
https://rhn.redhat.com/

Original Advisory

RHSA-2013:0567-01:
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0567.html