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Vulnerability Assessment Details

FreeBSD : SA-04:13.linux

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the FreeBSD kernel

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is running a version of the FreeBSD kernel which
contains a programming error in the way it handles some Linux system calls,
which may be exploited by a possible hacker to gain super-user rights on the
remote host, or to crash it.

Solution : http://www.vuxml.org/freebsd/8ecaaca2-cc07-11d8-858d-000d610a3b12.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 10643

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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