Fedora Core 1 : kernel-2.4.22-1.2173.nptl (2004-079)

High Nessus Plugin ID 13679


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


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 (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 issue CVE-2004-0077.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13679

File Name: fedora_2004-079.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/23

Modified: 2016/04/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-BOOT, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-doc, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-smp, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-source, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2004/02/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0010, CVE-2004-0077

FEDORA: 2004-079