Slackware 9.1 / current : Kernel security update (SSA:2004-049-01)
High Nessus Plugin ID 18789
SynopsisThe remote Slackware host is missing a security update.
DescriptionNew kernels are available for Slackware 9.1 and -current to fix a bounds-checking problem in the kernel's mremap() call which could be used by a local attacker to gain root privileges. Please note that this is not the same issue as CAN-2003-0985 which was fixed in early January. The kernels in Slackware 8.1 and 9.0 that were updated in January are not vulnerable to this new issue because the patch from Solar Designer that was used to fix the CAN-2003-0985 bugs also happened to fix the problem that was discovered later. Sites running Slackware 9.1 or -current should upgrade to a new kernel. After installing the new kernel, be sure to run 'lilo'.
SolutionUpdate the affected kernel-ide and / or kernel-source packages.