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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.50766
Category:Mandrake Local Security Checks
Title:Mandrake Security Advisory MDKSA-2003:110 (kernel)
Summary:Mandrake Security Advisory MDKSA-2003:110 (kernel)
Description:
The remote host is missing an update to kernel
announced via advisory MDKSA-2003:110.

A vulnerability was discovered in the Linux kernel versions 2.4.22 and
previous. A flaw in bounds checking in the do_brk() function can
allow a local attacker to gain root privileges. This vulnerability is
known to be exploitable
an exploit is in the wild at this time.

The Mandrake Linux 9.2 kernels are not vulnerable to this problem as
the fix for it is already present in those kernels.

MandrakeSoft encourages all users to upgrade their systems immediately.

Affected versions: 9.0, 9.1, Corporate Server 2.1,
Multi Network Firewall 8.2


Solution:
To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi. The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

http://www.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=MDKSA-2003:110
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2003-0961

Risk factor : High
Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 9138
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2003-0961
Bugtraq: 20031204 [iSEC] Linux kernel do_brk() vulnerability details (Google Search)
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=107064798706473&w=2
http://isec.pl/papers/linux_kernel_do_brk.pdf
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2003-368.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2003-389.html
Debian Security Information: DSA-403 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-403
Debian Security Information: DSA-417 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-417
Debian Security Information: DSA-423 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-423
Debian Security Information: DSA-433 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-433
Debian Security Information: DSA-439 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-439
Debian Security Information: DSA-440 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-440
Debian Security Information: DSA-442 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-442
Debian Security Information: DSA-450 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-450
Debian Security Information: DSA-470 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-470
Debian Security Information: DSA-475 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-475
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2003:110
Conectiva Linux advisory: CLA-2003:796
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?id=a&anuncio=000796
SuSE Security Announcement: SuSE-SA:2003:049 (Google Search)
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2003_049_kernel.html
Bugtraq: 20031204 Hot fix for do_brk bug (Google Search)
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=107064830206816&w=2
Bugtraq: 20040112 SmoothWall Project Security Advisory SWP-2004:001 (Google Search)
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=107394143105081&w=2
CERT/CC vulnerability note: VU#301156
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/301156
http://secunia.com/advisories/10328
http://secunia.com/advisories/10329
http://secunia.com/advisories/10330
http://secunia.com/advisories/10333
http://secunia.com/advisories/10338
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