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Vulnerability Assessment Details
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Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
Updated kernel packages that fix a security vulnerability which may permit
local users to gain root rights are now available.
[Updated 5 March 2004]
Added kernel-headers packages
The Linux kernel handles the basic functions of the operating
Paul Starzetz discovered a flaw in return value checking in mremap() in the
Linux kernel versions 2.4.24 and previous that may permit a local attacker
to gain root rights. No exploit is currently available
issue is exploitable. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0077 to this issue.
Arjan van de Ven discovered a flaw in ncp_lookup() in ncpfs that could
permit local privilege escalation. ncpfs is only used to permit a system to
mount volumes of NetWare servers or print to NetWare printers. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CVE-2004-0010 to this issue.
All users are advised to upgrade to these errata packages, which contain
backported security patches that correct these issues.
Red Hat would like to thank Paul Starzetz from ISEC for reporting this
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-069.html
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security
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