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Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name: kernel
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2003:110
Date: December 1st, 2003
Affected versions: 9.0, 9.1, Corporate Server 2.1, Multi Network Firewall 8.2

Problem Description:

A vulnerability was discovered in the Linux kernel versions 2.4.22 and previous. A flaw in bounds checking in the do_brk() function can allow a local attacker to gain root privileges. This vulnerability is known to be exploitable; an exploit is in the wild at this time.

The Mandrake Linux 9.2 kernels are not vulnerable to this problem as the fix for it is already present in those kernels.

MandrakeSoft encourages all users to upgrade their systems immediately.


Updated Packages:

Corporate Server 2.1:
e512799c1f49de7b8bd488040d846a4e corporate/2.1/RPMS/kernel-
7f6346a73ee412ad52c14d53ef1496e1 corporate/2.1/RPMS/kernel-enterprise-
410ec8ef4a8a201d09a4f7b1af45e7e0 corporate/2.1/RPMS/kernel-secure-
9b90933e07a60dd19f8ff6353cab6ca9 corporate/2.1/RPMS/kernel-smp-
8f70e81f007ba65a1347d4439a4986bb corporate/2.1/RPMS/kernel-source-2.4.19-36mdk.i586.rpm
e27ae3c8322b09e495a449fb1e8cf888 corporate/2.1/SRPMS/kernel-

Corporate Server 2.1/x86_64:
bd427eb5a5b278ac1a9d1e4834a3a6d4 x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/kernel-
84ac3f2124e4fc8e06e0cceeb729e22d x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/kernel-secure-
4393ae3ce5da77908780cf24798eff5c x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/kernel-smp-
7d15239870981460adbe3e2c104c2227 x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/kernel-source-2.4.19-33mdk.x86_64.rpm
e27ae3c8322b09e495a449fb1e8cf888 x86_64/corporate/2.1/SRPMS/kernel-

Mandrake Linux 9.0:
e512799c1f49de7b8bd488040d846a4e 9.0/RPMS/kernel-
7f6346a73ee412ad52c14d53ef1496e1 9.0/RPMS/kernel-enterprise-
410ec8ef4a8a201d09a4f7b1af45e7e0 9.0/RPMS/kernel-secure-
9b90933e07a60dd19f8ff6353cab6ca9 9.0/RPMS/kernel-smp-
8f70e81f007ba65a1347d4439a4986bb 9.0/RPMS/kernel-source-2.4.19-36mdk.i586.rpm
e27ae3c8322b09e495a449fb1e8cf888 9.0/SRPMS/kernel-

Mandrake Linux 9.1:
964208c87454db75e46f6b2bfd683259 9.1/RPMS/kernel-
e51755f9ae85de4c9a53bc7adfd66dff 9.1/RPMS/kernel-enterprise-
2d4486f9fc42f04b9bdd1b26e3b7cb9b 9.1/RPMS/kernel-secure-
9495cb84ae13cc39c56ff9b23f8a0906 9.1/RPMS/kernel-smp-
f287612df3fda483f7616fb104fd4271 9.1/RPMS/kernel-source-2.4.21-0.26mdk.i586.rpm
6a907b3727b830957d63e1cbdbe03040 9.1/SRPMS/kernel-

Mandrake Linux 9.1/PPC:
abd53f2a5a6b68c61f731ff64ca40696 ppc/9.1/RPMS/kernel-
8e0058a02e938b4ae09a421f228a1dc2 ppc/9.1/RPMS/kernel-enterprise-
ff686d8c8aab64c47f78454bbba6b295 ppc/9.1/RPMS/kernel-smp-
b36bb2b6f9ae1fbc7223bf65767b16d4 ppc/9.1/RPMS/kernel-source-2.4.21-0.26mdk.ppc.rpm
6a907b3727b830957d63e1cbdbe03040 ppc/9.1/SRPMS/kernel-

Multi Network Firewall 8.2:
045d50d5960e255a51bfd02041c1e67e mnf8.2/RPMS/kernel-secure-
e27ae3c8322b09e495a449fb1e8cf888 mnf8.2/SRPMS/kernel-

To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi. The verification of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

A list of FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security. You can obtain the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team by executing:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to update.

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that anyone can subscribe to. Information on these lists can be obtained by visiting:

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team <security>