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Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 12:57:55 +0800
From: "Eugene Teo" <>
Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <>, "Greg KH" <>
Subject: CVE-2009-0024 kernel: local privilege escalation in sys_remap_file_pages

Nelson Elhage reported that it is possible for a local, unprivileged
user to cause a denial of service, or gain root privileges by abusing
a flaw in sys_remap_file_pages().

The bug was introduced by commit 3ee6dafc, and it was fixed in
8a459e44. This was also fixed in 2.6.24 -stable tree with 7e3c396b.

We have assigned CVE-2009-0024 to this issue.

Take note that this does not affect the latest kernels as shipped with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Fedora 8 to 10,
Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) (Thanks Kees), and Debian GNU/Linux (Thanks Dann).

Thanks, Eugene

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