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MDKSA-2003:110: kernel Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the kernel package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2003:110 (kernel).
A vulnerability was discovered in the Linux kernel versions 2.4.22 and previous.
A flaw in bounds checking in the do_brk() function can allow a local attacker to
gain root rights. This vulnerability is known to be exploitable
is in the wild at this time.
The Mandrake Linux 9.2 kernels are not vulnerable to this problem as the fix for
it is already present in kernel version 2.4.22-21mdk (provided in
MandrakeSoft encourages all users to upgrade their systems immediately.
To upgrade your kernel, please use the documentation available online:
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2003:110
Threat Level: High
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