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[GLSA-200407-02] Linux Kernel: Multiple vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Linux Kernel: Multiple vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200407-02
(Linux Kernel: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Impact

Arbitrary code with normal non-super-user rights may be able to exploit
any of these vulnerabilities
gaining kernel level access to memory
structures and hardware devices. This may be used for further exploitation
of the system, to leak sensitive data or to cause a Denial of Service on
the affected kernel.

Workaround

Although users may not be affected by certain vulnerabilities, all kernels
are affected by the CVE-2004-0394, CVE-2004-0427 and CVE-2004-0554 issues
which have no workaround. As a result, all users are urged to upgrade their
kernels to patched versions.



Solution:
Users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available sources for their
system:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv your-favorite-sources
# emerge your-favorite-sources
# # Follow usual procedure for compiling and installing a kernel.
# # If you use genkernel, run genkernel as you would do normally.


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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