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SSA-2004-008-01 Slackware 8.1 kernel security update Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
SSA-2004-008-01 Slackware 8.1 kernel security update

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

New kernels are available for Slackware 8.1 containing a
backported fix from a bounds-checking problem in the kernel's
mremap() call which could be used by a local attacker to gain
root rights. This fix was previously issued for Slackware
9.0, 9.1, and -current (SSA:2004-006-01).

Sites running Slackware 8.1 should upgrade to the new kernel.
After installing the new kernel, be sure to run 'lilo'.

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

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