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[DSA441] DSA-441-1 linux-kernel-2.4.17-mips+mipsel

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-441-1 linux-kernel-2.4.17-mips+mipsel

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Paul Starzetz and Wojciech Purczynski of href="">discovered a critical
security vulnerability in the memory management code of Linux inside
the mremap(2) system call. Due to missing function return value check
of internal functions a local attacker can gain root rights.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.4.17-0.020226.2.woody5 for mips and mipsel kernel images.
Other architectures will probably mentioned in a separate advisory or
are not affected (m68k).
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon
with the next upload of a 2.4.19 kernel image and in version
2.4.22-0.030928.3 for 2.4.22 for the mips and mipsel architectures.
This problem is also fixed in the upstream version of Linux 2.4.25 and
We recommend that you upgrade your Linux kernel packages immediately.
Vulnerability matrix for CVE-2004-0077

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 9686

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

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