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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDKSA-2004:066: 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-2004:066 (kernel).


A number of vulnerabilities were discovered in the Linux kernel that are
corrected with this update:
Multiple vulnerabilities were found by the Sparse source checker that could
permit local users to elevate rights or gain access to kernel memory
(CVE-2004-0495).
Missing Discretionary Access Controls (DAC) checks in the chown(2) system call
could permit a possible hacker with a local account to change the group ownership of
arbitrary files, which could lead to root rights on affected systems
(CVE-2004-0497).
An information leak vulnerability that affects only ia64 systems was fixed
(CVE-2004-0565).
Insecure permissions on /proc/scsi/qla2300/HbaApiNode could permit a local user
to cause a DoS on the system
this only affects Mandrakelinux 9.2 and below
(CVE-2004-0587).
A vulnerability that could crash the kernel has also been fixed. This crash,
however, can only be exploited via root (in br_if.c).
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:
http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/kernelupdate


Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2004:066
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 10279, 10687

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

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