Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDKSA-2007:226)

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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 tcp_sacktag_write_queue function in the Linux kernel 2.6.21
through 2.6.23.7 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service
via crafted ACK responses that trigger a NULL pointer dereference
(CVE-2007-5501).

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 : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37602 (mandrake_MDKSA-2007-226.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5501

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