[rock-user] [Security Announcement] linux26 (RLSA-20060716-0…

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Author: Daniel Jahre
To: rock-user
Subject: [rock-user] [Security Announcement] linux26 (RLSA-20060716-01)
This is a ROCK Linux Security Announcement.

Package: linux26
Announcement ID: RLSA-20060716-01
Date: 2006-07-16
Affected Distributions: Crystal, LiveCD
Affected Releases: Crystal ROCK CLT
Cross References: none
Fixed at trunk revision: 7735

Content of this advisory:
1) Problem Description
2) Solution or Work-Around
3) Special instructions and notes
4) Updateing your source tree
5) Source package update
6) Binary package update


1) Problem Description

a) local exploit in cdrom.c

b) local exploit in sys.c

c) race condition in /proc
for further information please look at


2) Solution or Workaround
There is no known Work-Around. Please update the package.

3) Special instruction and notes
Reboot the system after the kernel update.

4) Updateing your source tree
If you are using a subversion checkout of trunk, run:
 svn up

If you are using submaster run,
 sm sync
to merge the update from trunk into your tree

5) Source package update
As a user of an affected distribution you can update this package by
rebuilding it on your machine
 rocket updsrc
to update your local sources and
 rocket emerge linux=linux26
to install the updated package

6) Binary package update
there are no new binary packages available for this package yet.
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