A vulnerability has been reported in the Linux Kernel, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.
The vulnerability is caused due to a use-after-free error within the handling of file descriptors with the FASYNC flag set. This can be exploited to e.g. cause a crash or execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.
The vulnerability is reported in version 2.6.28 and later.
Solution: Update to version 184.108.40.206 or 220.127.116.11.
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Subject: Linux Kernel FASYNC Use-After-Free Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
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