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[DSA444] DSA-444-1 linux-kernel-2.4.17-ia64

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-444-1 linux-kernel-2.4.17-ia64

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Paul Starzetz and Wojciech Purczynski of isec.pl href="http://isec.pl/vulnerabilities/isec-0014-mremap-unmap.txt">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 011226.16 of ia64 kernel source and images.
Other architectures are or will be mentioned in a separate advisory
respectively or are not affected (m68k).
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed in version
2.4.24-3.
This problem is also fixed in the upstream version of Linux 2.4.25 and
2.6.3.
We recommend that you upgrade your Linux kernel packages immediately.
Vulnerability matrix for CVE-2004-0077


Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-444
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 9686

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

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