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Debian Security Advisory DSA 427-1 (kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.2

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

14 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips announced via advisory DSA 427-1.

Insight

Insight

Paul Starzetz discovered a flaw in bounds checking in mremap() in the Linux kernel (present in version 2.4.x and 2.6.x) which may allow a local attacker to gain root privileges. Version 2.2 is not affected by this bug. For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 2.4.17-0.020226.2.woody3 the mips and mipsel architectures. For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon with newly uploaded packages. We recommend that you upgrade your kernel packages. This problem has

Solution

Solution

https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%20427-1

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