RHEL 2.1 : kernel (RHSA-2004:437)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated kernel packages are now available as part of ongoing support
and maintenance of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1. This is the
fifth regular update.

The Linux kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system.

This is the fifth regular kernel update to Red Hat Enterprise Linux
version 2.1. It contains one minor security fix, many bug fixes, and
updates a number of device drivers.

A bug in the SoundBlaster 16 code which did not properly handle
certain sample sizes has been fixed. This flaw could be used by local
users to crash a system. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0178 to this
issue.

The following drivers have also been updated :

* cciss v2.4.52 * e1000 v5252k1 * e100 v2.3.43-k1 * fusion v2.05.16 *
ips v7.00.15 * aacraid v1.1.5 * megaraid2 v2.10.6

All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 users are advised to upgrade their
kernels to the packages associated with their machine architectures
and configurations as listed in this erratum.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0178.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-437.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14309 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0178