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Fedora Core 4 2006-573: 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-2006-573 (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 upstream -stable release
(2.6.16.17), where a number of security problems have been
fixed, notably:

SCTP: Validate the parameter length in HB-ACK chunk
(CVE-2006-1857)
SCTP: Respect the real chunk length when walking parameters
(CVE-2006-1858)
fs/locks.c: Fix lease_init (CVE-2006-1860)
SCTP: Fix state table entries for chunks received in CLOSED
state. (CVE-2006-2271)
SCTP: Fix panic's when receiving fragmented SCTP control
chunks. (CVE-2006-2272)
SCTP: Prevent possible infinite recursion with multiple
bundled DATA. (CVE-2006-2274)
SCTP: Allow spillover of receive buffer to avoid deadlock.
(CVE-2006-2275)


Complete changelogs for the -stable releases can be found at

[8]http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.17
[9]http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.16
[10]http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.15

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) 2007 Tenable Network Security

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