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Fedora Core 6 2006-1223: 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-2006-1223 (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 updates to the latest upstream stable kernel
(, and also fixes a number of security issues.

MOKB-05-11-2006: Linux 2.6.x ISO9660 __find_get_block_slow()
denial of service

MOKB-07-11-2006: Linux 2.6.x zlib_inflate memory corruption

MOKB-09-11-2006: Linux 2.6.x ext3fs_dirhash denial of service

Herbert Xu found a security issue in the Xen hypervisor,
which would permit a malicious guest to access a freed grant
table page after freeing and possibly having it reallocated
to another guest.

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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