Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDKSA-2006:124)

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A race condition in the Linux kernel 2.6.17.4 and earlier allows local
users to obtain root privileges due to a race condition in the /proc
filesystem.

The provided packages are patched to fix these vulnerabilities. All
users are encouraged to upgrade to these updated kernels immediately
and reboot to effect the fixes.

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

http://www.mandriva.com/en/security/kernelupdate

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.4
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 23875 (mandrake_MDKSA-2006-124.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 18992

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3626

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