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MDKSA-2004:015: kernel

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the kernel package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2004:015 (kernel).

Paul Staretz discovered a flaw in return value checking in the mremap() function
in the Linux kernel, versions 2.4.24 and previous that could permit a local user
to obtain root rights.
A vulnerability was found in the R128 DRI driver by Alan Cox. This could permit
local privilege escalation.
A flaw in the ncp_lookup() function in the ncpfs code (which is used to mount
NetWare volumes or print to NetWare printers) was found by Arjen van de Ven that
could permit local privilege escalation.
The Vicam USB driver in Linux kernel versions prior to 2.4.25 does not use the
copy_from_user function to access userspace, which crosses security boundaries.
This problem does not affect the Mandrake Linux 9.2 kernel.
Additionally, a ptrace hole that only affects the amd64/x86_64 platform has been
The provided packages are patched to fix these vulnerabilities. All users are
encouraged to upgrade to these updated kernels.
To update your kernel, please follow the directions located at:

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 9570, 9691

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

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