Slackware 8.1 : Slackware 8.1 kernel security update (SSA:2004-008-01)

High Nessus Plugin ID 18786


The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.


New 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'.


Update the affected kernel-ide and / or kernel-source packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18786

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2004-008-01.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/06/01

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:slackware:slackware_linux:kernel-ide, p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:kernel-source, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:8.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Slackware/release, Host/Slackware/packages

Patch Publication Date: 2004/01/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0985

SSA: 2004-008-01