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USN39-1 : linux-source-2.6.8.1 vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
linux-source-2.6.8.1 vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- linux-doc-2.6.8.1
- linux-headers-2.6.8.1-4
- linux-headers-2.6.8.1-4-386
- linux-headers-2.6.8.1-4-686
- linux-headers-2.6.8.1-4-686-smp
- linux-headers-2.6.8.1-4-amd64-generic
- linux-headers-2.6.8.1-4-amd64-k8
- linux-headers-2.6.8.1-4-amd64-k8-smp
- linux-headers-2.6.8.1-4-amd64-xeon
- linux-headers-2.6.8.1-4-k7
- linux-headers-2.6.8.1-4-k7-smp
- linux-headers-2.6.8.1-4-power3
- linux-headers-2.6.8.1-4-power3-smp
- linux-headers-2.6.8.
[...]

Description :

USN-30-1 fixed several flaws in the Linux ELF binary loader's handling
of setuid binaries. Unfortunately it was found that these patches were
not sufficient to prevent all possible attacks on 64-bit platforms, so
previous amd64 kernel images were still vulnerable to root privilege
escalation if setuid binaries were run under certain conditions.

This issue does not affect the i386 and powerpc platforms.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- linux-doc-2.6.8.1-2.6.8.1-16.4 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- linux-headers-2.6.8.1-4-2.6.8.1-16.4 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- linux-headers-2.6.8.1-4-386-2.6.8.1-16.4 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- linux-headers-2.6.8.1-4-686-2.6.8.1-16.4 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- linux-headers-2.6.8.1-4-686-smp-2.6.8.1-16.4 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- linux-headers-2.6.8.1-4-amd64-generic-2.6.8.1-16.4 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- linux-headers-2.6.8.1-4-amd64-k8-2.6.8.1-16.4 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- linux-headers-2.6.8.1-4-amd64-k8-smp-2.6.8.1-16.4 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- linux-headers-2.6.8.1-4-a
[...]


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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