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Fedora Core 2 2004-205: 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-2004-205 (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:

During an audit of the Linux kernel, SUSE discovered a flaw in the
Linux kernel that inappropriately permits an unprivileged user to
change the group ID of a file to his/her own group ID.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0497 to this issue.

All Fedora Core 2 users are advised to upgrade their kernels to the
packages associated with their machine architectures and configurations
as listed in this erratum.



Solution : http://www.fedoranews.org/updates/FEDORA-2004-205.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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