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Fedora Core 5 2006-421: 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-2006-421 (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 includes a number of security issues that have been
fixed upstream over the last week or so.

i386/x86-64: Fix x87 information leak between processes
ip_route_input panic fix (CVE-2006-1525)
fix MADV_REMOVE vulnerability (CVE-2006-1524)
shmat: stop mprotect from giving write permission to a
readonly attachment (CVE-2006-1524)
Fix MPBL0010 driver insecure sysfs permissions
x86_64: When user could have changed RIP always force IRET
Fix RCU signal handling
Keys: Fix oops when adding key to non-keyring (CVE-2006-1522)
sysfs: zero terminate sysfs write buffers (CVE-2006-1055)

It also includes various other fixes from the -stable tree.
Full changelogs are available from:


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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