Red Hat 2004-069 Security Check

high Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801590


The remote host is missing a security update.


Updated kernel packages that fix a security vulnerability which may
allow local users to gain root privileges are now available.

[Updated 5 March 2004] Added kernel-headers packages

The Linux kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system.

Paul 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 ( 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 ( 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 this
issue CVE-2004-0077.


Update the affected package(s).

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 801590

Family: Generic

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-1040, CVE-2004-0010, CVE-2004-0077