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FreeBSD : SA-04:02.shmat Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the FreeBSD kernel
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is running a version of the FreeBSD kernel which may be
contains a programming error in the shmat(2) system call which can
let a local attacker to gain read or write access to a portion of the
kernel memory which in turn might be used to elevate his rights
or gain access to sensitive information.
Solution : http://www.vuxml.org/freebsd/f95a9005-88ae-11d8-90d1-0020ed76ef5a.html
Threat Level: High
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