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

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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

The asn1 implementation in (a) the Linux kernel 2.4 before 2.4.36.6
and 2.6 before 2.6.25.5, 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
encoding.

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

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

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

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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