Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDKSA-2007:232)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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

The minix filesystem code allows local users to cause a denial of
service (hang) via a malformed minix file stream (CVE-2006-6058).

An integer underflow in the Linux kernel prior to 2.6.23 allows remote
attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted SKB
length value in a runt IEEE 802.11 frame when the
IEEE80211_STYPE_QOS_DATA flag is set (CVE-2007-4997).

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

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

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36221 (mandrake_MDKSA-2007-232.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6058
CVE-2007-4997

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