Some security issues have been reported in the Linux Kernel, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to disclose potentially sensitive information and by malicious users to bypass certain security restrictions.
1) A security issue is caused due to an error when storing eCryptfs headers, which can be exploited to disclose certain kernel memory.
2) A security issue is caused due to nfsd not properly dropping the "CAP_MKNOD" capability for unprivileged users, which can be exploited to create device nodes.
Solution: Update to version 22.214.171.124 or 126.96.36.199.
Provided and/or discovered by: 1) The vendor credits Florian Streibelt.
2) Igor Zhbanov
Original Advisory: http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-188.8.131.52
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Subject: Linux Kernel Information Disclosure and Security Bypass
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