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Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

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 :
Threat Level: High

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