Friday, January 27, 2012

Linux Root Exploit CVE-2012-0056

A Linux vulnerability has been identified which allows a user to gain root user privilege. This is caused by "failure of the Linux kernel to properly restrict access to the "/proc//mem" file".

Computer world has a detail article about this (Same article available on CIO).

Redhat has a support note regarding this vulnerability and a test code to check if the system is vulnerable.