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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.54271
Category:Trustix Local Security Checks
Title:Trustix Security Advisory TSLSA-2003-0046 (kernel)
Summary:Trustix Security Advisory TSLSA-2003-0046 (kernel)
Description:Description:

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory TSLSA-2003-0046.

This update fixes an issue related to bounds checking in the do_brk()
function in the Linux kernel versions 2.4.22 and previous.

This issue is known to be exploitable gaining root privileges.

CVE has assigned the name CVE-2003-0961 to this issue.


Solution:
Update your system with the packages as indicated in
the referenced security advisory.

https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=TSLSA-2003-0046

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:
7.2

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 9138
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2003-0961
Bugtraq: 20031204 [iSEC] Linux kernel do_brk() vulnerability details (Google Search)
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=107064798706473&w=2
http://isec.pl/papers/linux_kernel_do_brk.pdf
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2003-368.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2003-389.html
Debian Security Information: DSA-403 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-403
Debian Security Information: DSA-417 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-417
Debian Security Information: DSA-423 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-423
Debian Security Information: DSA-433 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-433
Debian Security Information: DSA-439 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-439
Debian Security Information: DSA-440 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-440
Debian Security Information: DSA-442 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-442
Debian Security Information: DSA-450 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-450
Debian Security Information: DSA-470 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-470
Debian Security Information: DSA-475 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-475
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2003:110
Conectiva Linux advisory: CLA-2003:796
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?id=a&anuncio=000796
SuSE Security Announcement: SuSE-SA:2003:049 (Google Search)
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2003_049_kernel.html
Bugtraq: 20031204 Hot fix for do_brk bug (Google Search)
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=107064830206816&w=2
Bugtraq: 20040112 SmoothWall Project Security Advisory SWP-2004:001 (Google Search)
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=107394143105081&w=2
CERT/CC vulnerability note: VU#301156
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/301156
http://secunia.com/advisories/10328
http://secunia.com/advisories/10329
http://secunia.com/advisories/10330
http://secunia.com/advisories/10333
http://secunia.com/advisories/10338
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