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SSA-2004-049-01 Kernel security update

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
SSA-2004-049-01 Kernel security update

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

New kernels are available for Slackware 9.1 and -current to fix
a bounds-checking problem in the kernel's mremap() call which
could be used by a local attacker to gain root rights.
Please note that this is not the same issue as CVE-2003-0985
which was fixed in early January.

The kernels in Slackware 8.1 and 9.0 that were updated in
January are not vulnerable to this new issue because the patch
from Solar Designer that was used to fix the CVE-2003-0985 bugs
also happened to fix the problem that was discovered later.

Sites running Slackware 9.1 or -current should upgrade to a
new kernel. 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-2004-0077




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

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