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The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.
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 :
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 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2003-0985
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