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1617363: CVE-2004-1070 security flaw

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The load_elf_binary function in the binfmt_elf loader (binfmt_elf.c) in Linux kernel 2.4.x up to 2.4.27, and 2.6.x up to 2.6.8, does not properly check return values from calls to the kernel_read function, which may allow local users to modify sensitive memory in a setuid program and execute arbitrary code.

Find out more about CVE-2004-1070 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (kernel) RHSA-2004:549 2004-12-02
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 RHSA-2004:505 2004-12-13
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 RHSA-2004:504 2004-12-13
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