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MDKSA-2004:050: 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-2004:050 (kernel).

Brad Spender discovered an exploitable bug in the cpufreq code in the Linux 2.6
kernel (CVE-2004-0228).
As well, a permissions problem existed on some SCSI drivers
a fix from Olaf
Kirch is provided that changes the mode from 0777 to 0600.
This update also provides a 10.0/amd64 kernel with fixes for the previous
MDKSA-2004:037 advisory as well as the above-noted fixes.
The provided packages are patched to fix these vulnerabilities. All users are
encouraged to upgrade to these updated kernels.
To update your kernel, please follow the directions located at:

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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