Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDKSA-2003:014)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

An updated kernel for 9.0 is available with a number of bug fixes.
Supermount has been completely overhauled and should be solid on all
systems. Other fixes include XFS with high memory, a netfilter fix, a
fix for Sony VAIO DMI, i845 should now work with UDMA, and new support
for VIA C3 is included. Prism24 has been updated so it now works
properly on HP laptops and a new ACPI is included, although it is
disabled by default for broader compatibility.

This also fixes a security problem that allows non-root users to
freeze the kernel, and a fix for a vulnerability in O_DIRECT handling
that can create a limited information leak where any user on the
system with write privilege to the file system from previously deleted
files. This also allows users to create minor file system corruption
(this can easily be repaired by fsck).

For instructions on how to update your kernel, please visit

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.6

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13999 (mandrake_MDKSA-2003-014.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0018

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