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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Fedora Core 5 2006-499: 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-2006-499 (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:

An update to the latest upstream -stable snapshot (2.6.16.13)

Among quite a few bug-fixes, are two security related fixes:

Don't permit a backslash in a path component (CVE-2006-1863)
NETFILTER: SCTP conntrack: fix infinite loop (CVE-2006-1527)

Detailed changelogs of the last few point releases can be
found at:

[8]http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.10
[9]http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.11
[10]http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.12
[11]http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.13

Fedora specific changelog 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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