A weakness, security issues, and vulnerabilities have been reported in the Linux Kernel, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to bypass certain security restrictions, disclose potentially sensitive information, and cause a DoS (Denial of Service), and by malicious users to bypass certain security restrictions.
1) A security issue is caused due to CAP_FS_MASK not including the CAP_MKNOD and CAP_LINUX_IMMUTABLE capabilities, which can be exploited to e.g. create device nodes.
2) A weakness when processing the signals sent by a child process can be exploited to e.g. kill a parent process with higher privileges.
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Subject: Linux Kernel 2.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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