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[DSA444] DSA-444-1 linux-kernel-2.4.17-ia64 Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Paul Starzetz and Wojciech Purczynski of isec.pl
href="http://isec.pl/vulnerabilities/isec-0014-mremap-unmap.txt">discovered a critical
security vulnerability in the memory management code of Linux inside
the mremap(2) system call. Due to missing function return value check
of internal functions a local attacker can gain root rights.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 011226.16 of ia64 kernel source and images.
Other architectures are or will be mentioned in a separate advisory
respectively or are not affected (m68k).
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed in version
This problem is also fixed in the upstream version of Linux 2.4.25 and
We recommend that you upgrade your Linux kernel packages immediately.
Vulnerability matrix for CVE-2004-0077
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-444
Threat Level: High
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