Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDVSA-2009:205)

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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 Linux kernel 2.6.0 through, and 2.4.4 through,
does not initialize all function pointers for socket operations in
proto_ops structures, which allows local users to trigger a NULL
pointer dereference and gain privileges by using mmap to map page
zero, placing arbitrary code on this page, and then invoking an
unavailable operation, as demonstrated by the sendpage operation on a
PF_PPPOX socket. (CVE-2009-2692)

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

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40637 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-205.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 36038

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2692

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