Confirm? New local root exploits

Barry K. Nathan barryn at
Sat Jan 8 00:51:52 UTC 2005

On Fri, Jan 07, 2005 at 06:03:37PM -0600, Philip Molter wrote:
> It still kind of irks me that such a major kernel change was made in a 
> x.y.z_a.b security release, but one can't complain too much about 
> software they don't pay for.  Most people aren't affected by the change, 
> I suppose.  It would've been nice if the patch was left in, so people 
> could recompile and enable it.

AFAIK the RHEL 4 beta hugemem kernels still have the 4g/4g patch:

(the non-hugemem kernels do not have it however)

-Barry K. Nathan <barryn at>

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