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Vulnerability Assessment Details
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Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2006-1221 (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.
This updates to the latest upstream stable kernel
(126.96.36.199), and also fixes a number of security issues.
MOKB-05-11-2006: Linux 2.6.x ISO9660 __find_get_block_slow()
denial of service
MOKB-07-11-2006: Linux 2.6.x zlib_inflate memory corruption
MOKB-09-11-2006: Linux 2.6.x ext3fs_dirhash denial of service
Herbert Xu found a security issue in the Xen hypervisor,
which would permit a malicious guest to access a freed grant
table page after freeing and possibly having it reallocated
to another guest.
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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