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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Fedora Core 4 2005-1138: 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-2005-1138 (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 fixes several minor security related issues.

A problem was discovered where users could reprogram keys,
leaving 'traps' for the next user of a console. The ability
has been restricted to root.

A 32 bit integer overflow was discovered in the
invalidate_inode_pages2() function which could lead to a
local denial of service attack.



Solution : Get the newest Fedora Updates
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

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