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Vulnerability Assessment Details
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Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2004-063 (kernel).
The kernel package contains the Linux kernel (vmlinuz), the core of your
Fedora Core Linux operating system. The kernel handles the basic functions
of the operating system: memory allocation, process allocation, device
input and output, etc.
* Mon Jan 26 2004 Dave Jones
- Fix error in wan config files that broke some configurators.
- Reenable VIA DRI.
* Fri Jan 16 2004 Dave Jones
- Merge VM updates from post 2.4.22
- Fix AMD64 ptrace security hole. (CVE-2004-0001)
- Fix NPTL SMP hang.
- Merge bits from 2.4.25pre
- R128 DRI limits checking. (CVE-2004-0003)
- Various ymfpci fixes.
- tmpfs readdir does not update dir atime
- Minor IPV4/Netfilter changes.
- Fix userspace dereferencing bug in USB Vicam driver.
- Merge a few more bits from 2.4.23pre
- Numerous tmpfs fixes.
- Use list_add_tail in buffer_insert_list
- Correctly dequeue SIGSTOP signals in kupdated
- Update laptop-mode patch to match mainline.
* Wed Jan 14 2004 Dave Jones
- Merge a few more missing netfilter fixes from upstream.
* Tue Jan 13 2004 Dave Jones
- Reenable Tux.
- Lots of updates from the 2.4.23 era.
* Mon Jan 12 2004 Dave Jones
- Avoid deadlocks in USB storage.
* Fri Jan 09 2004 Dave Jones
- Fix thread creation race.
* Thu Jan 08 2004 Dave Jones
- USB storage: Make Pentax Optio S4 work
- Config file tweaking. Only enable CONFIG_SIBLINGS_2
on the kernels that need it.
Solution : http://www.fedoranews.org/updates/FEDORA-2004-063.shtml
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID: 9429, 9570
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security
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