Fedora 2004-079 Security Check
High Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801547
SynopsisThe remote host is missing a security update.
DescriptionPaul Starzetz discovered a flaw in return value checking in mremap()
in the Linux kernel versions 2.4.24 and previous that may allow a
local attacker to gain root privileges. No exploit is currently
available; however this issue is exploitable. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the
name CVE-2004-0077 to this issue.
Arjan van de Ven discovered a flaw in ncp_lookup() in ncpfs that could
allow local privilege escalation. ncpfs is only used to allow a system
to mount volumes of NetWare servers or print to NetWare printers. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2004-0010 to this issue.
All users are advised to upgrade to these errata packages, which
contain backported security patches that correct these issues.
Red Hat would like to thank Paul Starzetz from ISEC for reporting the
SolutionUpdate the affected package(s).