Fedora Core 2 : kernel-2.6.6-1.427 (2004-137)

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Synopsis :

The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated kernel is available that brings the kernel to the 2.6.7-rc3
base level. This new kernel provides a significant number of bug fixes
and improvements for USB, the keyboard/mouse subsystem and the VM.
This kernel also fixes the high profile bugs about not working on VIA
C3 processors (#120685) and Asus P4P800 motherboards (#121819). In
this new kernel firewire no longer oopses during boot and has been
re-enabled, however we consider firewire support still somewhat
experimental and recommend extensive testing before using firewire in
a production environment.

This kernel also contains the enhancements series from Al Viro that
enables the Sparse source code checking tool to check for a certain
class kernel bugs. This class of bugs can lead to privilege escalation
vulnerabilities, and fixes for all such bugs that were found with
Sparse and these patches are included in this erratum.

NX feature

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :


Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13709 (fedora_2004-137.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:


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