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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-2006-572 (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 update rebases to the latest upstream -stable release
(18.104.22.168), where a number of security problems have been
SCTP: Validate the parameter length in HB-ACK chunk
SCTP: Respect the real chunk length when walking parameters
fs/locks.c: Fix lease_init (CVE-2006-1860)
SCTP: Fix state table entries for chunks received in CLOSED
SCTP: Fix panic's when receiving fragmented SCTP control
SCTP: Prevent possible infinite recursion with multiple
bundled DATA. (CVE-2006-2274)
SCTP: Allow spillover of receive buffer to avoid deadlock.
Complete changelogs for the -stable releases can be found at
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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