Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDKSA-2004:001)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A flaw in bounds checking in mremap() in the Linux kernel versions
2.4.23 and previous was discovered by Paul Starzetz. This flaw may be
used to allow a local attacker to obtain root privilege.

Another minor information leak in the RTC (real time clock) routines
was fixed as well.

All Mandrake Linux users are encouraged to upgrade to these packages
immediately. To update your kernel, please follow the directions
located at :

Mandrake Linux 9.1 and 9.2 users should upgrade the initscripts (9.1)
and bootloader-utils (9.2) packages prior to upgrading the kernel as
they contain a fixed installkernel script that fixes instances where
the loop module was not being loaded and would cause mkinitrd to fail.

Users requiring commercial NVIDIA drivers can find drivers for
Mandrake Linux 9.2 at MandrakeClub.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14101 (mandrake_MDKSA-2004-001.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0984

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