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Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2008 09:22:54 +0800
From: Eugene Teo <>
Subject: CVE-2008-3832 kernel: null pointer dereference in utrace_control

Michael Simms reported that it is possible for an unprivileged user to
crash the machine by running gdb on a running process with pid 1.

This affects the version of utrace as shipped with Fedora 8 and 9. This
is addressed in kernel- for Fedora 8, and kernel-
for Fedora 9. This issue is specific to Fedora, and does not affect
upstream or any of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux kernels.


Thanks, Eugene
Eugene Teo / Red Hat Security Response Team

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