Fedora Core 5 : kernel-2.6.17-1.2157_FC5 (2006-806)

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Synopsis :

The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.

Description :

Rebase to latest upstream 2.6.17.4 -stable release, which fixes a
security issue which could result in local priveledge escalation.

More details at:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.17.4

In addition, an optimisation was performed to use significantly less
memory for several heavily used kernel data structures.

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-2.6.17.4
http://www.nessus.org/u?6ddf02d7

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24147 (fedora_2006-806.nasl)

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