Debian Security Advisory DSA 450-1 (kernel-source-2.4.19, kernel-patch-2.4.19-mips)

Published: 2008-01-17 21:41:51
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Recommendations:
https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%20450-1

Technical Details:
Several local root exploits have been discovered recently in the Linux kernel. This security advisory updates the mips kernel 2.4.19 for Debian GNU/Linux. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems that are fixed with this update: CVE-2003-0961: An integer overflow in brk() system call (do_brk() function) for Linux allows a local attacker to gain root privileges. Fixed upstream in Linux 2.4.23. CVE-2003-0985: 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. Fixed upstream in Linux 2.4.24. CVE-2004-0077: Paul Starzetz and Wojciech Purczynski of isec.pl discovered a critical security vulnerability in the memory management code of Linux inside the mremap(2) system call. Due to missing function return value check of internal functions a local attacker can gain root privileges. Fixed upstream in Linux 2.4.25 and 2.6.3. For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 2.4.19-0.020911.1.woody3 of mips images and version 2.4.19-4.woody1 of kernel source. For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon with the next upload of a 2.4.19 kernel image and in version 2.4.22-0.030928.3 for 2.4.22. We recommend that you upgrade your Linux kernel Linux Distribution Packages immediately.

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update to kernel-source-2.4.19, kernel-patch-2.4.19-mips announced via advisory DSA 450-1.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2003-0961
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2003-0985
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2004-0077

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.2
Published
2008-01-17
Modified
2017-07-07
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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