Fedora Core 5 : kernel-2.6.16-1.2107_FC5 (2006-499)

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Synopsis :

The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.

Description :

An update to the latest upstream -stable snapshot (2.6.16.13)

Among quite a few bug-fixes, are two security related fixes :

Don't allow a backslash in a path component (CVE-2006-1863) NETFILTER:
SCTP conntrack: fix infinite loop (CVE-2006-1527)

Detailed changelogs of the last few point releases can be found at :

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.10
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.11
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.12
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.13

Fedora specific changelog detailed below.

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.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.10
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.11
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.12
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.13
http://www.nessus.org/u?d95568c1

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24096 (fedora_2006-499.nasl)

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