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Old 12-02-2003, 09:45 AM   #1
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is there a patch for kernel flaw found in Debian

Hello All:

I'm using RH 7.3, and want to know if there's a patch for the security flaw found in the linux kernel by a Debian crew (because they were hacked).

If so where is it?


Old 12-02-2003, 10:09 AM   #2
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What's your kernel?

# Find running kernel version
uname -r

[SECURITY] [DSA-403-1] userland can access Linux kernel memory

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kernel 2.4.18
Old 12-02-2003, 11:15 AM   #4
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I believe that is the vulnurable kernel.

I would advise you to upgrade to kernel version 2.4.20-20.7

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