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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Fedora Core 6 2006-1471: 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-2006-1471 (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 update rebases to 2.6.18.6rc2, which fixes the
following security bugs:

bridge: fix possible overflow in get_fdb_entries (CVE-2006-5751)

Bluetooth: Add packet size checks for CAPI messages
(CVE-2006-6106)

In addition, a number of non-security related bugs have been
fixed. Complete changelogs are available at

[8]http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.18.4
[9]http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.18.5
[10]http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.18.6

Additional Fedora specific changes 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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