SuSE-SA:2004:017: kernel

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Synopsis :

The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch

Description :

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SuSE-SA:2004:017 (kernel).


The Linux kernel is vulnerable to a local denial-of-service attack.
By using a C program it is possible to trigger a floating point
exception that puts the kernel into an unusable state.
To execute this attack a malicious user needs shell access to the
victim's machine.
The severity of this bug is considered low because local denial-of-
service attacks are hard to prevent in general.
Additionally the bug is limited to x86 and x86_64 architecture.

Solution :

http://www.suse.de/security/2004_17_kernel.html

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13833 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0554

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