Mandrake: 'kernel' devfs vulnerability
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Mandrake We are aware of the problem and are currently working on a solution. As a workaround, until an update becomes available, please boot with the devfs=nomount option.

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                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory
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Package name:           kernel
Date:                   October 8th, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:079

Affected versions:      8.1
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Problem Description:

 Alexander Viro discovered a vulnerability in the devfs implementation
 that is shipped with Mandrake Linux 8.1.  We are aware of the problem
 and are currently working on a solution.  As a workaround, until an
 update becomes available, please boot with the devfs=nomount option.
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References:

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You can view other security advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

   http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security@linux-mandrake.com
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