Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDKSA-2007:002)

High Nessus Plugin ID 24619


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


Some vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in the Linux 2.6 kernel :

The Linux kernel does not properly save or restore EFLAGS during a context switch, or reset the flags when creating new threads, which could allow a local user to cause a Denial of Service (process crash) (CVE-2006-5173).

The seqfile handling in the 2.6 kernel up to 2.6.18 allows local users to cause a DoS (hang or oops) via unspecified manipulations that trigger an infinite loop while searching for flowlabels (CVE-2006-5619).

An integer overflow in the 2.6 kernel prior to could allow a local user to execute arbitrary code via a large maxnum value in an ioctl request (CVE-2006-5751).

A race condition in the ISO9660 filesystem handling could allow a local user to cause a DoS (infinite loop) by mounting a crafted ISO9660 filesystem containing malformed data structures (CVE-2006-5757).

A vulnerability in the bluetooth support could allow for overwriting internal CMTP and CAPI data structures via malformed packets (CVE-2006-6106).

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.

In addition to these security fixes, other fixes have been included such as :

- added the marvell IDE driver - use a specific driver Jmicron chipsets rather than using a generic one - updated the sky2 driver to fix some network hang issues

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


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24619

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-002.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/18

Modified: 2015/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-enterprise-, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-legacy-, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-source-, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-source-stripped-, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-xen0-, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-xenU-, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/01/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5173, CVE-2006-5619, CVE-2006-5751, CVE-2006-5757, CVE-2006-6106

BID: 20847, 20920, 21353, 21604

MDKSA: 2007:002