Slackware 8.1 : Slackware 8.1 kernel security update (SSA:2004-008-01)
High Nessus Plugin ID 18786
SynopsisThe remote Slackware host is missing a security update.
DescriptionNew kernels are available for Slackware 8.1 containing a backported fix from a bounds-checking problem in the kernel's mremap() call which could be used by a local attacker to gain root privileges. This fix was previously issued for Slackware 9.0, 9.1, and -current (SSA:2004-006-01). Sites running Slackware 8.1 should upgrade to the new kernel. After installing the new kernel, be sure to run 'lilo'.
SolutionUpdate the affected kernel-ide and / or kernel-source packages.