Linux kernel setsockopt MCAST_MSFILTER integer overflow
Bugtraq, iSEC Security Research (Paul Starzetz and Wojciech Purczynski), Apr 21, 05:15
Proper exploitation of this vulnerability leads to local privilege escalation giving an attacker full super-user privileges. Unsuccesfull exploitation of the vulnerability may lead to a denial-of-service
attack causing machine crash or instant reboot.
This bug has been fixed in the 2.4.26 and 2.6.4 kernel releases. All users of vulnerable kernels are advised to upgrade to the latest kernel version. For further information please contact your vendor.