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Hosting Discussion > Web Hosting Forums > Hardware and Server Configuration > Centos 6 / Rhel 6 == Security hole -- Privledge esclation (CVE-2012-0056)
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  Post #1 (permalink)   01-24-2012, 04:34 PM
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* It was found that permissions were not checked properly in the Linux
kernel when handling the /proc/[pid]/mem writing functionality. A local,
unprivileged user could use this flaw to escalate their privileges. Refer
to Red Hat Knowledgebase article DOC-69129, linked to in the References,
for further information. (CVE-2012-0056, Important)
How to test if vuln
wget "" -O test.c
gcc test.c -o test
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  Post #2 (permalink)   01-24-2012, 10:05 PM
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Great pass along! Definitely a MUST DO for anyone running CentOS 6 systems!
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  Post #3 (permalink)   04-17-2012, 02:10 PM
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CentOS 6 turned out to be very buggy and seems not that secure as well ...
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