Package name
kernel
Date
2004-02-25
Advisory ID
MDKSA-2004:015-1
Affected versions
CS2.1 i586 , CS2.1 x86_64

Problem description

Paul Staretz discovered a flaw in return value checking in the mremap() function in the Linux kernel, versions 2.4.24 and previous that could allow a local user to obtain root privileges. A vulnerability was found in the R128 DRI driver by Alan Cox. This could allow local privilege escalation. A flaw in the ncp_lookup() function in the ncpfs code (which is used to mount NetWare volumes or print to NetWare printers) was found by Arjen van de Ven that could allow local privilege escalation. The Vicam USB driver in Linux kernel versions prior to 2.4.25 does not use the copy_from_user function to access userspace, which crosses security boundaries. This problem does not affect the Mandrake Linux 9.2 kernel. Additionally, a ptrace hole that only affects the amd64/x86_64 platform has been corrected. The provided packages are patched to fix these vulnerabilities. All users are encouraged to upgrade to these updated kernels. To update your kernel, please follow the directions located at: http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/kernelupdate.php Update: Kernels for Corporate Server 2.1/x86_64 are now available.

Updated packages

CS2.1 i586

 8502d31939f4e70ed2bd83d7324ee46a  corporate/2.1/RPMS/kernel-2.4.19.38mdk-1-1mdk.i586.rpm
dfcf9db165d63227abd1d3c30a9a563f  corporate/2.1/RPMS/kernel-enterprise-2.4.19.38mdk-1-1mdk.i586.rpm
cf1abd8aefa0974a5d4ac85aef449fd6  corporate/2.1/RPMS/kernel-secure-2.4.19.38mdk-1-1mdk.i586.rpm
fb84e3fc81e4da3aa178d6d87a5977d3  corporate/2.1/RPMS/kernel-smp-2.4.19.38mdk-1-1mdk.i586.rpm
70591c2adde3e9ddab653819a385028a  corporate/2.1/RPMS/kernel-source-2.4.19-38mdk.i586.rpm
649d838c5a687a6183dfb8aa8ec867d0  corporate/2.1/SRPMS/kernel-2.4.19.38mdk-1-1mdk.src.rpm

CS2.1 x86_64

 7cb10d389a3676af5467cde13aeeffc5  x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/kernel-2.4.19.39mdk-1-1mdk.x86_64.rpm
aa90188586bec669ee2dd4c21849ef63  x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/kernel-secure-2.4.19.39mdk-1-1mdk.x86_64.rpm
29a349a070109e5452d56e85d636fe73  x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/kernel-smp-2.4.19.39mdk-1-1mdk.x86_64.rpm
cb2af78f251c5665f4cd9e7ecc3faff1  x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/kernel-source-2.4.19-39mdk.x86_64.rpm
4e3c46ba37b6180670c79ba50b23b9b4  x86_64/corporate/2.1/SRPMS/kernel-2.4.19.39mdk-1-1mdk.src.rpm

References