This is a serious bug, it effects all Kernel versions released since May 2001! That goes all the way back to the early 2.4 versions. It’s also exploitable according to the report – This issue is easily exploitable for local privilege escalation. In order to exploit this, an attacker would create a mapping at address [...]
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A working version of the exploit used to escalate privileges to root in the recent Debian breakin, ah another root kernel exploit. It’s to do with the way the kernel handles file permissions (or lack of) on core dumps. Linux kernel is prone to a local privilege-escalation vulnerability. A local attacker may gain elevated privileges [...]