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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[DSA427] DSA-427-1 linux-kernel-2.4.17-mips+mipsel

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-427-1 linux-kernel-2.4.17-mips+mipsel

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Paul Starzetz discovered a flaw in bounds checking in mremap() in the
Linux kernel (present in version 2.4.x and 2.6.x) which may permit a
local attacker to gain root rights. Version 2.2 is not affected
by this bug.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.4.17-0.020226.2.woody3 the mips and mipsel architectures.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon
with newly uploaded packages.
We recommend that you upgrade your kernel packages. This problem has
been fixed in the upstream version 2.4.24 as well.


Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-427
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 9356

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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