Fedora Core 5 : kernel-2.6.16-1.2122_FC5 (2006-572)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update rebases to the latest upstream -stable release
(2.6.16.17), where a number of security problems have been fixed,
notably :

SCTP: Validate the parameter length in HB-ACK chunk (CVE-2006-1857)
SCTP: Respect the real chunk length when walking parameters
(CVE-2006-1858) fs/locks.c: Fix lease_init (CVE-2006-1860) SCTP: Fix
state table entries for chunks received in CLOSED state.
(CVE-2006-2271) SCTP: Fix panic's when receiving fragmented SCTP
control chunks. (CVE-2006-2272) SCTP: Prevent possible infinite
recursion with multiple bundled DATA. (CVE-2006-2274) SCTP: Allow
spillover of receive buffer to avoid deadlock. (CVE-2006-2275)

Complete changelogs for the -stable releases can be found at

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.17
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.16
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.15

Fedora specific changes are 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-2.6.16.15
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.16
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.17
http://www.nessus.org/u?e2f6295f

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24109 (fedora_2006-572.nasl)

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