Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDKSA-2006:124)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 23875
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Synopsis

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

A race condition in the Linux kernel 2.6.17.4 and earlier allows local users to obtain root privileges due to a race condition in the /proc filesystem.

The provided packages are patched to fix these vulnerabilities. All users are encouraged to upgrade to these updated kernels immediately and reboot to effect the fixes.

To update your kernel, please follow the directions located at :

http://www.mandriva.com/en/security/kernelupdate

Solution

Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 23875

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-124.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Published: 12/16/2006

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.2

Temporal Score: 4.6

Vector: AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-2.6.12.24mdk, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-BOOT-2.6.12.24mdk, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-i586-up-1GB-2.6.12.24mdk, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-i686-up-4GB-2.6.12.24mdk, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-smp-2.6.12.24mdk, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-source-2.6.12.24mdk, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-source-stripped-2.6.12.24mdk, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-xbox-2.6.12.24mdk, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-xen0-2.6.12.24mdk, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-xenU-2.6.12.24mdk, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/18/2006

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3626

BID: 18992

MDKSA: 2006:124