Linux kernel 2.4.x ixj telephony card driver could allow root privileges

linux-ixj-root-privileges (10417) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


A vulnerability in the ixj telephony card driver in Linux kernel could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system. It may be possible for an attacker to exploit this vulnerability to gain root privileges.


Gain Privileges


Upgrade to the latest stable version of the Linux kernel (2.4.19 or later), available from the Linux Kernel Web site. See References.

For Red Hat Linux 7.3 and 8.0:
Upgrade to the latest Linux kernel packages, as listed in RHSA-2002:206-12. See References.

For Red Hat Linux 7.1 and 7.2:
Upgrade to the latest Linux kernel packages, as listed in RHSA-2002:206-12. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.


Platforms Affected:

  • Linux Kernel 2.4.0
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.1
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.10
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.11
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.12
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.13
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.14
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.15
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.16
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.17
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.18
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.2
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.3
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.4
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.5
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.6
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.7
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.8
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.9
  • RedHat Linux 7.1
  • RedHat Linux 7.2
  • RedHat Linux 7.3
  • RedHat Linux 8.0


Oct 15, 2002

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