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MDKSA-2006:124: 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-2006:124 (kernel).

A race condition in the Linux kernel 2.6.17.4 and earlier allows local
users to obtain root rights due to a race condition in the /proc
filesystem.
The provided packages are patched to fix these vulnerabilities. All
users are encouraged to upgrade to these updated kernels immediately
and reboot to effect the fixes.
To update your kernel, please follow the directions located at:
http://www.mandriva.com/en/security/kernelupdate

Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:124
Threat Level: High

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