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SSA-2003-336-01 Kernel security update Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
SSA-2003-336-01 Kernel security update

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

New kernels are available for Slackware 9.1 and -current. These
have been upgraded to Linux kernel version 2.4.23, which fixes a
bug in the kernel's do_brk() function that could be exploited to
gain root rights. These updated kernels and modules should be
installed by any sites running a 2.4 kernel earlier than 2.4.23.
Linux 2.0 and 2.2 kernels are not vulnerable.

More details about the Apache issue may be found in the Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

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