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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Fedora Core 5 2007-225: 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-2007-225 (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:

CVE-2006-0007:
The key serial number collision avoidance code in the
key_alloc_serial function in Linux kernel 2.6.9 up to 2.6.20
permits remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash)
via vectors that trigger a null dereference, as originally
reported as 'spinlock CPU recursion.'

Major rebase to upstream linux kernel 2.6.19.3:
www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.19
www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.19.1
www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.19.2
www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.19.3

This update also introduces 'kernel-debug', a variant with
additional debugging options enabled. These kernels may run
with lower performance and increased memory overhead than
the non-debug variants.

Bugs fixed:
214495, 211672



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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