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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.51405
Category:Conectiva Local Security Checks
Title:Conectiva Security Advisory CLA-2003:618
Summary:Conectiva Security Advisory CLA-2003:618
Description:
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory CLA-2003:618.

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

Alan Cox published[4] a vulnerability[1] in the linux kernel found by
Andrzej Szombierski that could be used by a local attacker to obtain
root privileges.

When a process requires a feature that a certain kernel module
provides, the kernel will spawn a child process, give it root
privileges and call /sbin/modprobe to load that module. A local
attacker can create such a process, make it request a kernel module
and wait for the child process to be spawned. Before the privilege
change, the attacker can attach to this child process and insert code
that will later be run with root privileges.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the
name CVE-2003-0127[1] to this issue.


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

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2003-0127
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/
http://www.conectiva.com.br/suporte/pr/sistema.kernel.atualizar.html
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/vulnwatch/2003-q1/0134.html
http://www.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=CLA-2003:618
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/index.php?id=a&anuncio=002003

Risk factor : High
Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2003-0127
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/vulnwatch/2003-q1/0134.html
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2003:098
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-098.html
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2003:088
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-088.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2003-103.html
SuSE Security Announcement: SuSE-SA:2003:021 (Google Search)
En Garde Linux Advisory: ESA-20030318-009
Debian Security Information: DSA-270 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-270
Debian Security Information: DSA-276 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-276
Debian Security Information: DSA-311 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-311
Debian Security Information: DSA-312 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-312
Debian Security Information: DSA-332 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-332
Debian Security Information: DSA-336 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-336
Debian Security Information: DSA-423 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-423
Debian Security Information: DSA-495 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-495
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2003:038
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2003:039
Caldera Security Advisory: CSSA-2003-020.0
ftp://ftp.caldera.com/pub/security/OpenLinux/CSSA-2003-020.0.txt
En Garde Linux Advisory: ESA-20030515-017
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=105301461726555&w=2
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2003-145.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200303-17.xml
CERT/CC vulnerability note: VU#628849
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/628849
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:254
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