Fedora Core 1 : kernel-2.4.22-1.2173.nptl (2004-079)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.

Description :

Paul Starzetz discovered a flaw in return value checking in mremap()
in the Linux kernel versions 2.4.24 and previous that may allow a
local attacker to gain root privileges. No exploit is currently
available; however this issue is exploitable. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the
name CVE-2004-0077 to this issue.

Arjan van de Ven discovered a flaw in ncp_lookup() in ncpfs that could
allow local privilege escalation. ncpfs is only used to allow a system
to mount volumes of NetWare servers or print to NetWare printers. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2004-0010 to this issue.

All users are advised to upgrade to these errata packages, which
contain backported security patches that correct these issues.

Red Hat would like to thank Paul Starzetz from ISEC for reporting the
issue CVE-2004-0077.

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?3e88449b

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)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13679 (fedora_2004-079.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0010
CVE-2004-0077

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