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SCP6-640 : Security Advisory - linux - CVE-2015-8709

Created: Jan 13, 2016    Updated: Dec 3, 2018
Resolved Date: Sep 25, 2017
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Fix Version:
Severity: Standard
Applicable for: Wind River Linux 6
Component/s: Kernel


Linux kernel built with the User Namespaces(CONFIG_USER_NS) support is vulnerable to a potential privilege escalation flaw. It could occur when a root owned process tries to enter a user namespace, wherein a user attempts to attach the entering process via ptrace(1). A privileged name space user could use this flaw to potentially escalate their privileges on the system. 

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