Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDVSA-2008:104)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A race condition in the directory notification subsystem (dnotify) in
Linux kernel 2.6.x before 2.6.24.6, and 2.6.25 before 2.6.25.1, allows
local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) and possibly gain
privileges via unspecified vectors. (CVE-2008-1375)

The Linux kernel before 2.6.25.2 does not apply a certain protection
mechanism for fcntl functionality, which allows local users to (1)
execute code in parallel or (2) exploit a race condition to obtain
re-ordered access to the descriptor table. (CVE-2008-1669)

Additionaly, the updated kernel for Mandriva Linux 2008.0 has bug
fixes for sound on NEC S970 systems, an oops in module rt73, and the
-devel package fixes DKMS builds.

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 : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37544 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-104.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 29003
29076

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1375
CVE-2008-1669

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