Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDKSA-2007:226)
High Nessus Plugin ID 37602
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionSome vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in the Linux 2.6 kernel :
The tcp_sacktag_write_queue function in the Linux kernel 2.6.21 through 220.127.116.11 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via crafted ACK responses that trigger a NULL pointer dereference (CVE-2007-5501).
To update your kernel, please follow the directions located at :
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.