SUSE-SA:2003:021: kernel

High Nessus Plugin ID 13791


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2003:021 (kernel).

The Linux kernel has a security flaw in all versions used on SUSE products excluding the upcoming SUSE LINUX 8.2 distribution. The flaw is known as ptrace/modprobe bug: The local attacker can use ptrace and attach to a modprobe process that is spawned if the user triggers the loading of a kernel module using the kmod kernel module subsystem.
This can be done by asking for network protocols that are supplied by kernel modules which are not loaded (yet). The vulnerability allows the attacker to execute arbitrary commands as root.


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13791

File Name: suse_SA_2003_021.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/25

Modified: 2015/07/15

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

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0127