Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDKSA-2004:062)

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 :

A vulnerability in the e1000 driver for the Linux kernel 2.4.26 and
earlier was discovered by Chris Wright. The e1000 driver does not
properly reset memory or restrict the maximum length of a data
structure, which can allow a local user to read portions of kernel
memory (CVE-2004-0535).

A vulnerability was also discovered in the kernel were a certain C
program would trigger a floating point exception that would crash the
kernel. This vulnerability can only be triggered locally by users with
shell access (CVE-2004-0554).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14161 (mandrake_MDKSA-2004-062.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0535
CVE-2004-0554

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