Oracle Linux 3 : kernel (ELSA-2007-0938)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0938 :

Updated kernel packages that fix a security issue in the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 3 kernel are now available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

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

A flaw was found in ia32 emulation affecting users running 64-bit
versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux on x86_64 architectures. A local
user could use this flaw to gain elevated privileges. (CVE-2007-4573).

Red Hat would like to thank Wojciech Purczynski for reporting this
issue.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 users are advised to upgrade to these
packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-September/000343.html

Solution :

Update the affected kernel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67579 ()

Bugtraq ID: 25774

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4573