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From: cliph at (Wojciech Purczynski)
Subject: Re: [DSA 444-1] New Linux 2.4.17 packages fix local root exploit

> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Debian Security Advisory DSA 444-1           
>                             Martin Schulze
> February 20th, 2004           
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Package        : kernel-image-2.4.17-ia64
> Vulnerability  : missing function return value check
> Problem-Type   : local
> Debian-specific: no
> CVE ID         : CAN-2004-0077
> Paul Starzetz and Wojciech Purczynski of 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.

This time I haven't played my role in this spectacle.
Full credits go to Paul.


Wojciech Purczynski
iSEC Security Research

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