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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Fedora Core 2 2004-171: 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-2004-171 (kernel).

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

Update Information:

This update includes a fix for the local DoS as described in
http://linuxreviews.org/news/2004-06-11_kernel_crash/index.html



Solution : http://www.fedoranews.org/updates/FEDORA-2004-171.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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