Slackware 9.1 / current : kernel security updates (SSA:2004-119-01)

High Nessus Plugin ID 18792


The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.


New kernel packages are available for Slackware 9.1 and -current to fix security issues. Also available are new kernel modules packages (including alsa-driver), and a new version of the hotplug package for Slackware 9.1 containing some fixes for using 2.4.26 (and 2.6.x) kernel modules. The most serious of the fixed issues is an overflow in ip_setsockopt(), which could allow a local attacker to gain root access, or to crash or reboot the machine. This bug affects 2.4 kernels from 2.4.22 - 2.4.25. Any sites running one of those kernel versions should upgrade right away. After installing the new kernel, be sure to run 'lilo'.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18792

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2004-119-01.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:alsa-driver, p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:hotplug, p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:kernel-ide, p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:kernel-modules, p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:kernel-source, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:9.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/04/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/04/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0394, CVE-2004-0424

OSVDB: 5547, 7423

SSA: 2004-119-01