Slackware 8.1 : Slackware 8.1 kernel security update (SSA:2004-008-01)

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Synopsis :

The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.

Description :

New kernels are available for Slackware 8.1 containing a backported
fix from a bounds-checking problem in the kernel's mremap() call which
could be used by a local attacker to gain root privileges. This fix
was previously issued for Slackware 9.0, 9.1, and -current
(SSA:2004-006-01). Sites running Slackware 8.1 should upgrade to the
new kernel. After installing the new kernel, be sure to run 'lilo'.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected kernel-ide and / or kernel-source packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: Slackware Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18786 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0985