Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Fedora Local Security Checks >> Fedora Core 3 2005-025: kernel


Vulnerability Assessment Details

Fedora Core 3 2005-025: 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-2005-025 (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.

CVE-2005-0001
Paul Starzetz from isec.pl found an exploitable hole in the x86
SMP page fault handler which could lead to privilege escalation.
http://www.isec.pl/vulnerabilities/isec-0022-pagefault.txt

This update additionally fixes a random memory corruption issue
present in the previous update, and in addition updates to the
latest -ac collection of patches. A full changelog
of the update vs the previous -ac8 based release is available
at http://lkml.org/lkml/2005/1/13/219


* Thu Jan 13 2005 Dave Jones
- Update to 2.6.10-ac9
- Fix slab corruption in ACPI video code.

* Mon Jan 10 2005 Dave Jones
- Add another Lexar card reader to the whitelist. (#143600)
- Package asm-m68k for asm-ppc includes. (don't ask). (#144604)



Solution : http://www.fedoranews.org/blog/index.php?p=278
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

Cables, Connectors

Adaptec ASR-4800SAS 128MB PCI-X SAS RAID Adapter
$69.0
Adaptec ASR-4800SAS 128MB PCI-X SAS RAID Adapter pictureReadyNAS Netgear X6 4 disk Network RAID 1TB
$245.0
ReadyNAS Netgear X6 4 disk Network RAID 1TB pictureSUPERMICRO 1U SERVER CSE-815 X9DRW-3F 3.5" 2x E5-2650 8-CORE 128GB 9211-4I RAID
$1100.0
SUPERMICRO 1U SERVER CSE-815 X9DRW-3F 3.5SUPERMICRO 1U SERVER CSE-815 X9DRW-3F 3.5" 2x E5-2650 8C 2GHZ 128GB 9211-4I RAID
$1100.0
SUPERMICRO 1U SERVER CSE-815 X9DRW-3F 3.5


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.