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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.51102
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2004:360
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2004:360.

The Linux kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system.

During an audit of the Linux kernel, SUSE discovered a flaw that allowed
a user to make unauthorized changes to the group ID of files in certain
circumstances. In the 2.4 kernel, as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise
Linux, the only way this could happen is through the kernel nfs server. A
user on a system that mounted a remote file system from a vulnerable
machine may be able to make unauthorized changes to the group ID of
exported files. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0497 to this issue.

Only Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems that are configured to share
file systems via NFS are affected by this issue.

All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 users are advised to upgrade their
kernels to the packages associated with their machine architectures
and configurations as listed in this erratum.

Solution:
Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-360.html
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/RHEL-3-Manual/ref-guide/s1-nfs-server-export.html

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:
2.1

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-0497
Conectiva Linux advisory: CLA-2004:852
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?id=a&anuncio=000852
http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/advisories/advisory.php?name=MDKSA-2004:066
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9867
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2004-354.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2004-360.html
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2004:020 (Google Search)
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2004_20_kernel.html
XForce ISS Database: linux-fchown-groupid-modify(16599)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/16599
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