Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDKSA-2007:002)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Some vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in the Linux 2.6
kernel :

The Linux kernel does not properly save or restore EFLAGS during a
context switch, or reset the flags when creating new threads, which
could allow a local user to cause a Denial of Service (process crash)

The seqfile handling in the 2.6 kernel up to 2.6.18 allows local users
to cause a DoS (hang or oops) via unspecified manipulations that
trigger an infinite loop while searching for flowlabels

An integer overflow in the 2.6 kernel prior to could allow a
local user to execute arbitrary code via a large maxnum value in an
ioctl request (CVE-2006-5751).

A race condition in the ISO9660 filesystem handling could allow a
local user to cause a DoS (infinite loop) by mounting a crafted
ISO9660 filesystem containing malformed data structures

A vulnerability in the bluetooth support could allow for overwriting
internal CMTP and CAPI data structures via malformed packets

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.

In addition to these security fixes, other fixes have been included
such as :

- added the marvell IDE driver - use a specific driver
Jmicron chipsets rather than using a generic one -
updated the sky2 driver to fix some network hang issues

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

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24619 (mandrake_MDKSA-2007-002.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 20847

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5173

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