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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 188.8.131.52 and earlier allows local
users to obtain root rights due to a race condition in the /proc
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:
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:124
Threat Level: High
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