Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDVSA-2008:113)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in the Linux 2.6 kernel :

The asn1 implementation in (a) the Linux kernel 2.4 before
and 2.6 before, as used in the cifs and ip_nat_snmp_basic
modules; and (b) the gxsnmp package; does not properly validate length
values during decoding of ASN.1 BER data, which allows remote
attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or execute arbitrary
code via (1) a length greater than the working buffer, which can lead
to an unspecified overflow; (2) an oid length of zero, which can lead
to an off-by-one error; or (3) an indefinite length for a primitive

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

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36625 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-113.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1673

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