Root Privilege Escalation Vulnerability in Linux RDS

Unpatched Linux implementations of the Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) protocol starting with 2.6.30 have a vulnerability that can allow root access to be obtained by remote attackers. Proof-of-concept exploit code exists for this vulnerability. Patched versions of Linux are available.

References:
http://www.vsecurity.com/resources/advisory/20101019-1/
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=799c10559d60f159ab2232203f222f18fa3c4a5f

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