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Fedora Core 4 2006-131: 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-2006-131 (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 rebases to the latest -stable release
(2.6.15.5), which fixes a number of security problems.

- sys_mbind failed to sanity check its arguments, leading to
a potential local DoS.
- A specially crafted ELF executable could cause Intel EM64T
boxes to crash. (CVE-2006-0741)
- Normal users could panic NFS clients with direct I/O
(CVE-2006-0555)

Further information on 2.6.15.5 changes can be found in the
upstream changelog at
[8]http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.15.5

Further Fedora specific changes are detailed below.



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

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Tenable Network Security

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