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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.51335
Category:Conectiva Local Security Checks
Title:Conectiva Security Advisory CLA-2004:820
Summary:Conectiva Security Advisory CLA-2004:820
Description:
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory CLA-2004:820.

The Linux kernel is responsible for handling the basic functions of
the GNU/Linux operating system.

Paul Starzetz identified[1] a new vulnerability[2]
in the linux memory management code that can be used by local
attackers to obtain root privileges.

Two other, unrelated, fixes have also been included in this update:
- CVE-2004-0010[4]: vulnerability in the ncp file system (ncpfs)

- local kmod denial of service (no CAN alocated to this issue)[5].


Solution:
The apt tool can be used to perform RPM package upgrades
by running 'apt-get update' followed by 'apt-get upgrade'

http://isec.pl/vulnerabilities/isec-0014-mremap-unmap.txt
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=can-2004-0077
http://www.conectiva.com.br/suporte/pr/sistema.kernel.atualizar.html
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=can-2004-0010
http://linux.bkbits.net:8080/linux-2.4/diffs/kernel/kmod.c@1.6?nav=index.html|src/|src/kernel|hist/kernel/kmod.c
http://www.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=CLA-2004:820
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/index.php?id=a&anuncio=002004

Risk factor : High
Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 9691
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-0010
Conectiva Linux advisory: CLA-2004:820
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?id=a&anuncio=000820
Debian Security Information: DSA-479 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-479
Debian Security Information: DSA-480 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-480
Debian Security Information: DSA-481 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-481
Debian Security Information: DSA-482 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-482
Debian Security Information: DSA-489 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-489
Debian Security Information: DSA-491 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-491
Debian Security Information: DSA-495 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-495
http://fedoranews.org/updates/FEDORA-2004-079.shtml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2004:015
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2004-065.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2004-069.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2004-188.html
SuSE Security Announcement: SuSE-SA:2004:005 (Google Search)
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2004_05_linux_kernel.html
TurboLinux Advisory: TLSA-2004-05
http://www.securityfocus.com/advisories/6759
Computer Incident Advisory Center Bulletin: O-082
http://www.ciac.org/ciac/bulletins/o-082.shtml
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/9691
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11388
XForce ISS Database: linux-ncplookup-gain-privileges(15250)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/15250
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1035
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:835
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