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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Fedora Core 1 2003-026: kernel

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the kernel package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2003-026 (kernel).

The kernel package contains the Linux kernel (vmlinuz), the core of your
Red Hat Linux operating system. The kernel handles the basic functions
of the operating system: memory allocation, process allocation, device
input and output, etc.


The kernel shipped with Fedora Core 1 was vulnerable to a bug in the
error return on a concurrent fork() with threaded exit() which could be
exploited by a user level program to crash the kernel.

In addition to this bug fix, the changelog below details various
other non security fixes that have been added.

* Mon Dec 01 2003 Dave Jones

- sys_tgkill wasn't enabled on IA32.

* Sun Nov 30 2003 Dave Jones

- Process scheduler fix.
When doing sync wakeups we must not skip the notification of other cpus if
the task is not on this runqueue.

* Wed Nov 26 2003 Justin M. Forbes <64bit_fedora@comcast.net>

- Merge required ia32 syscalls for AMD64
- [f]truncate64 for 32bit code fix

* Mon Nov 24 2003 Dave Jones

- Fix power-off on shutdown with ACPI.
- Add missing part of recent cmpci fix
- Drop CONFIG_NR_CPUS patch which was problematic.
- Fold futex-fix into main futex patch.
- Fix TG3 tqueue initialisation.
- Various NPTL fixes.

* Fri Nov 14 2003 Dave Jones

- Drop netfilter change which proved to be bad upstream.

* Thu Nov 13 2003 Justin M. Forbes <64bit_fedora@comcast.net>

- Fix NForce3 DMA and ATA133 on AMD64

* Wed Nov 12 2003 Dave Jones

- Fix syscall definitions on AMD64

* Tue Nov 11 2003 Dave Jones

- Fix Intel 440GX Interrupt routing.
- Fix waitqueue leak in cmpci driver.

* Mon Nov 10 2003 Dave Jones

- Kill noisy warnings in the DRM modules.
- Merge munged upstream x86-64.org patch for various AMD64 fixes.

* Mon Nov 03 2003 Dave Jones

- Further cleanups related to AMD64 build.

* Fri Oct 31 2003 Dave Jones

- Make AMD64 build.



Solution : http://www.fedoranews.org/updates/FEDORA-2003-026.shtml
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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