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Security Advisory - Linux Kernel - CVE-2008-1294

Released: Aug 19, 2008     Updated: Aug 19, 2008


Linux kernel 2.6.17, and other versions before 2.6.22, does not check when a user attempts to set RLIMIT_CPU to 0 until after the change is made, which allows local users to bypass intended resource limits. IDENTIFIER = WIND00123777

Product Version

Linux Platforms 2.0, Linux Platforms 1.x


Installation Notes

Installation Notes for 2.0 for 1.4 for 1.5

1. Unzip the patch under [install_dir]/updates

2. Install the patch CD by entering the patch CD directory and run setup_linux.

3. This is a source only patch so you will have to build the kernel

4. Issue a make fs and make the kernel in a configured directory.

5. Upload the kernel and rootfs into the target and boot it up.

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