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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200402-06
(Updated kernel packages fix the AMD64 ptrace vulnerability)
A vulnerability has been discovered by Andi Kleen in the ptrace emulation
code for AMD64 platforms when eflags are processed, allowing a local user
to obtain elevated privileges. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project, http://cve.mitre.org, has assigned CAN-2004-0001 to this issue.
Only users of the AMD64 platform are affected: in this scenario, a user may
be able to obtain elevated privileges, including root access. However, no
public exploit is known for the vulnerability at this time.
There is no temporary workaround - a kernel upgrade is required. A list of
unaffected kernels is provided along with this announcement.
See also :
Users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available sources for
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv your-favourite-sources
# emerge your-favourite-sources
# # Follow usual procedure for compiling and installing a kernel.
# # If you use genkernel, run genkernel as you would do normally.
# # IF YOUR KERNEL IS MARKED as 'remerge required!' THEN
# # YOU SHOULD UPDATE YOUR KERNEL EVEN IF PORTAGE
# # REPORTS THAT THE SAME VERSION IS INSTALLED.
Risk factor :
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 14450 (gentoo_GLSA-200402-06.nasl)
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