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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Fedora Core 5 2006-806: 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-2006-806 (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:

Rebase to latest upstream 2.6.17.4 -stable release, which
fixes a security issue which could result in local
priveledge escalation.

More details at:
[8]http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.17.4

In addition, an optimisation was performed to use
significantly less memory for several heavily used kernel
data structures.


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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