Red Hat 2004-183 Security Check

High Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801592


The remote host is missing a security update.


Updated kernel packages that fix two privilege escalation
vulnerabilities are now available.

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

iSEC Security Research discovered a flaw in the ip_setsockopt()
function code of the Linux kernel versions 2.4.22 to 2.4.25 inclusive.
This flaw also affects the 2.4.21 kernel in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
which contained a backported version of the affected code. A local
user could use this flaw to gain root privileges. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the
name CVE-2004-0424 to this issue.

iDefense reported a buffer overflow flaw in the ISO9660 filesystem
code. An attacker could create a malicious filesystem in such a way
that root privileges may be obtained if the filesystem is mounted. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has
assigned the name CVE-2004-0109 to this issue.

All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 users are advised to upgrade their
kernels to the packages associated with their machine architectures
and configurations as listed in this erratum.


Update the affected package(s).

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 801592

Family: Generic

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0109, CVE-2004-0424