Fedora Core 1 : kernel-2.4.22-1.2138.nptl (2003-046)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.

Description :

Paul Starzetz discovered a flaw in bounds checking in mremap() in the
Linux kernel versions 2.4.23 and previous which may allow a local
attacker to gain root privileges. No exploit is currently available;
however, it is believed that this issue is exploitable (although not
trivially.) The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2003-0985 to this issue.

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

Red Hat would like to thank Paul Starzetz from ISEC for disclosing
this issue as well as Andrea Arcangeli and Solar Designer for working
on the patch.

These packages also contain a fix for a minor information leak in the
real time clock (rtc) routines. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2003-0984
to this issue.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?568e7688

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13669 (fedora_2003-046.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0984
CVE-2003-0985

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