RHEL 2.1 : kernel (RHSA-2004:105)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated kernel packages that fix a security vulnerability which may
allow local users to gain root privileges are now available.

The Linux kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system.

This kernel updates several drivers and fixes a number of bugs,
including a potential security vulnerability.

iDefense reported a buffer overflow flaw in the ISO9660 filesystem
code. An attacker could create a malicious filesystem in such a way
that root privileges may be obtained if the filesystem is mounted. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2004-0109 to this issue.

The following drivers were updated :

LSI megaraid2 v2.10.1.1 IBM Serveraid v. 6.11.07 MPT Fusion
v.2.05.11.03

All users are advised to upgrade to these errata packages, which
contain a backported security patch that corrects this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0109.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-105.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12477 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0109