Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDVSA-2009:233)

High Nessus Plugin ID 40980

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VPR Score: 8.9


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


A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in the Linux 2.6 kernel :

The Linux kernel 2.6.0 through, and 2.4.4 through, does not initialize all function pointers for socket operations in proto_ops structures, which allows local users to trigger a NULL pointer dereference and gain privileges by using mmap to map page zero, placing arbitrary code on this page, and then invoking an unavailable operation, as demonstrated by the sendpage operation on a PF_PPPOX socket. (CVE-2009-2692)

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


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40980

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-233.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Published: 2009/09/15

Updated: 2021/01/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 8.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-desktop-, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-desktop-devel-, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-desktop-devel-latest, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-desktop-latest, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-desktop586-, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-desktop586-devel-, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-desktop586-devel-latest, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-desktop586-latest, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-laptop-, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-laptop-devel-, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-laptop-devel-latest, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-laptop-latest, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-server-, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-server-devel-, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-server-devel-latest, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-server-latest, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-source-, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-source-latest, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/09/14

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Linux Kernel Sendpage Local Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2692

BID: 36038

MDVSA: 2009:233

CWE: 119