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The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
A problem exists with the kernel logging daemon (klogd) in the
sysklogd package. A 'format bug' makes klogd vulnerable to local root
compromise, as well as the possibility for remote vulnerabilities
under certain circumstances, which are unprobable. There is also a
more probable semi-remote exploit via knfsd. This update provides a
patched version of klogd that fixes these vulnerabilities.
A patch from Debian is now applied to the package as well which will
prevent a kern.emerg log being walled to users due to a logic error in
printchopped() that caused it to zero out the wrong portion of the
buffer, which left a message of '<' with a priority of 0. This update
also fixes a problem with klogd not working properly due to the
Update the affected sysklogd package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2