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SSA-2004-006-01 Kernel security update

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
SSA-2004-006-01 Kernel security update

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

New kernels are available for Slackware 9.0, 9.1 and -current.
The 9.1 and -current kernels have been upgraded to 2.4.24, and a
fix has been backported to the 2.4.21 kernels in Slackware 9.0
to fix a bounds-checking problem in the kernel's mremap() call
which could be used by a local attacker to gain root rights.
Sites should upgrade to the 2.4.24 kernel and kernel modules.
After installing the new kernel, be sure to run 'lilo'.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2003-0985




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Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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