SuSE-SA:2004:017: kernel

Low Nessus Plugin ID 13833


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SuSE-SA:2004:017 (kernel).

The Linux kernel is vulnerable to a local denial-of-service attack.
By using a C program it is possible to trigger a floating point exception that puts the kernel into an unusable state.
To execute this attack a malicious user needs shell access to the victim's machine.
The severity of this bug is considered low because local denial-of- service attacks are hard to prevent in general.
Additionally the bug is limited to x86 and x86_64 architecture.


Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 13833

File Name: suse_SA_2004_017.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/25

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0554