CVE-2021-3409

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CVE-2021-3409 is a vulnerability that was discovered in February 2021. It exists in the Linux kernel and allows local attackers to gain elevated privileges on affected systems. Specifically, the vulnerability is caused by an inconsistency in the code that handles reference counting of user namespaces. This can be exploited by an attacker with local access to the system to escalate their privileges to root, allowing them to execute arbitrary code or modify sensitive data on the affected device. The vulnerability was assigned a CVSS score of 7.0, indicating that it has a high severity. The Linux kernel developers released a patch to address the vulnerability in March 2021, and users were advised to update their systems as soon as possible to prevent exploitation. However, it's important to note that not all distributions of Linux may have applied the patch, so some users may still be vulnerable if they haven't updated their systems. It's noteworthy that this vulnerability was discovered and disclosed by researchers from GRIMM, a cybersecurity firm. The discovery underscores the importance of ongoing cybersecurity research and vigilance in identifying potential vulnerabilities in critical software components like the Linux kernel. The prompt action taken by the Linux development community to release a patch highlights the importance of swift remediation efforts to mitigate the risk of exploitation.
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SUSE update for qemu