Posted Jan 23, 2012 16:46 UTC (Mon) by corbet
Parent article: Linux Local Privilege Escalation via SUID /proc/pid/mem Write (zx2c4)
For people running RHEL (and derived) systems, Red Hat has put up a SystemTap-based workaround to close the vulnerability until a proper update is available and can be installed. It also appears (from the bugzilla entry) that only RHEL6 is vulnerable; older releases do not have a recent-enough kernel to be affected.
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