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Vulnerability Assessment Details

SuSE-SA:2004:017: 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 SuSE-SA:2004:017 (kernel).


The Linux kernel is vulnerable to a local denial-of-service attack.
By using a C program it is possible to trigger a floating point
exception that puts the kernel into an unusable state.
To execute this attack a malicious user needs shell access to the
victim's machine.
The severity of this bug is considered low because local denial-of-
service attacks are hard to prevent in general.
Additionally the bug is limited to x86 and x86_64 architecture.




Solution : http://www.suse.de/security/2004_17_kernel.html
Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID:

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

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