CentOS-6 CVE-2013-2094 Kernel Issue

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There is a kernel security issue that allows unprivileged (normal) users to gain root access on CentOS-6.4 x86_64 machines. The upstream bugzilla entry is here:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=962792

There is a *TESTING* kernel that should mitigate this issue available here:

http://people.CentOS.org/hughesjr/c6kernel/2.6.32-358.6.1.el6.cve20132094/

Signing Key: http://mirror.CentOS.org/CentOS/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-Testing-6

This kernel is the current CentOS-6.4 kernel with this one patch added and recompiled:

https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/2441281/

Note: This is signed by the CentOS-6 test key and it is provided as a best effort option to mitigate the above security issue while waiting for an upstream solution. It has been tested by our QA Team, but it is
*NOT* an official CentOS package and needs to be fully tested for fitness by each user before used in production.

Please see this mailing list thread:

http://lists.CentOS.org/pipermail/CentOS/2013-May/134726.html

And/or this Forum thread:

http://www.CentOS.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=42827&forum=59

For more details.

Thanks, Johnny Hughes

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