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MDKSA-2004:062: 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-2004:062 (kernel).

A vulnerability in the e1000 driver for the Linux kernel 2.4.26 and earlier was
discovered by Chris Wright. The e1000 driver does not properly reset memory or
restrict the maximum length of a data structure, which can allow a local user to
read portions of kernel memory (CVE-2004-0535).
A vulnerability was also discovered in the kernel were a certain C program would
trigger a floating point exception that would crash the kernel. This
vulnerability can only be triggered locally by users with shell access

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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