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The vmsplice_to_pipe function in Linux kernel 2.6.17 through 188.8.131.52 does not validate a certain userspace pointer before dereference, which allows local users to gain root privileges via crafted arguments in a vmsplice system call, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-0009 and CVE-2008-0010.
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This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4. Updated kernel packages are available to correct this issue for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5:
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