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

Description:

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.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

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.

References:

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

Reported:

Oct 15, 2002

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