The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
ptrace in Linux 2.2.x through 2.2.19, and 2.4.x through 2.4.9, allows local users to gain root privileges by running ptrace on a setuid or setgid program that itself calls an unprivileged program, such as newgrp.
Red Hat security errata
|Red Hat Linux 6.2||RHSA-2001:130||October 18, 2001|
|Red Hat Linux 7.0||RHSA-2001:130||October 18, 2001|
|Red Hat Linux 7.1||RHSA-2001:129||October 23, 2001|
|Red Hat Linux 7.2||RHSA-2001:129||October 23, 2001|
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