Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDKSA-2004:050)

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


Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Brad Spender discovered an exploitable bug in the cpufreq code in the
Linux 2.6 kernel (CVE-2004-0228).

As well, a permissions problem existed on some SCSI drivers; a fix
from Olaf Kirch is provided that changes the mode from 0777 to 0600.

This update also provides a 10.0/amd64 kernel with fixes for the
previous MDKSA-2004:037 advisory as well as the above-noted fixes.

The provided packages are patched to fix these vulnerabilities. All
users are encouraged to upgrade to these updated kernels.

To update your kernel, please follow the directions located at :

http://www.mandrakesoft.com/security/kernelupdate

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: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14149 (mandrake_MDKSA-2004-050.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0228

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