Gentoo Security Advisory GLSA 200312-02 (Kernel)

The remote host is missing updates announced in advisory GLSA 200312-02.
It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users upgrade their machines to use the latest stable version of their preferred kernel sources. # emerge sync # emerge -pv [your preferred kernel sources] # emerge [your preferred kernel sources] # [update the /usr/src/linux symlink] # [compile and install your new kernel] # [emerge any necessary kernel module ebuilds] # [reboot]
A flaw in the do_brk() function of the Linux kernel 2.4.22 and earlier can be exploited by local users or malicious services to gain root privileges.