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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDKSA-2006:124: 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-2006:124 (kernel).

A race condition in the Linux kernel 2.6.17.4 and earlier permits local
users to obtain root rights due to a race condition in the /proc
filesystem.
The provided packages are patched to fix these vulnerabilities. All
users are encouraged to upgrade to these updated kernels immediately
and reboot to effect the fixes.
To update your kernel, please follow the directions located at:
http://www.mandriva.com/en/security/kernelupdate

Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:124
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Tenable Network Security

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