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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel IA64 Architecture restore_sigcontext() Access Control Bug May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1014275
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1014275
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-1761   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jul 7 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jun 23 2005
Impact:   Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.6 prior to 2.6.12.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux kernel. A local user may be able to gain elevated privileges.

An access control error in the restore_sigcontext() function allows a local user to invoke ptrace to access the AR.RSC register.

IA64-based architectures are affected.

Impact:   [Editor's note: The impact was not specifically identified but is appears to allow privilege escalation.]
Solution:   The vendor has released a fixed version (2.6.12.1), available at:

http://www.kernel.org/

Vendor URL:  www.kernel.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Aug 25 2005 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel IA64 Architecture restore_sigcontext() Access Control Bug May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix.



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