Fedora Core 1 : kernel-2.4.22-1.2197.nptl (2004-206)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.

Description :

During an audit of the Linux kernel, SUSE discovered a flaw that
allowed a user to make unauthorized changes to the group ID of files
in certain circumstances. In the 2.4 kernel, as shipped with Fedora
Core 1, the only way this could happen is through the kernel nfs
server. A user on a system that mounted a remote file system from a
vulnerable machine may be able to make unauthorized changes to the
group ID of exported files. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0497 to this
issue. Only Fedora Core 1 systems that are configured to share file
systems via NFS are affected by this issue.

Additionally, a number of issues were discovered with the Broadcom
5820 driver. Until such time that these get fixed, this driver has
been disabled.

All Fedora Core 1 users are advised to upgrade their kernels to the
packages associated with their machine architectures and
configurations as listed in this erratum.

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 :

http://www.nessus.org/u?f24be4db

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13737 (fedora_2004-206.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0497

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