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Fedora Core 5 2006-1221: 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-2006-1221 (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.

Update Information:

This updates to the latest upstream stable kernel
(2.6.18.2), and also fixes a number of security issues.

MOKB-05-11-2006: Linux 2.6.x ISO9660 __find_get_block_slow()
denial of service
[8]http://projects.info-pull.com/mokb/MOKB-05-11-2006.html
(CVE-2006-5757)

MOKB-07-11-2006: Linux 2.6.x zlib_inflate memory corruption
[9]http://projects.info-pull.com/mokb/MOKB-07-11-2006.html

MOKB-09-11-2006: Linux 2.6.x ext3fs_dirhash denial of service
[10]http://projects.info-pull.com/mokb/MOKB-10-11-2006.html

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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