Fedora Core 6 : kernel-2.6.22.1-32.fc6 (2007-655)

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


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.

Description :

Rebase kernel to 2.6.22.1:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22.1

Includes the CFS scheduler from upstream kernel 2.6.23.

Fixes since initial 2.6.22 test kernel was released: Fix timer
problems and failure to boot. Fix failure to boot on PS3. Fix failure
to initialize Hpt37x ATA controllers. Hopefully fix atl1 ethernet
controller DMA. Add RAID autostart (dropped during initial rebase.)
Fix oops in xfrm4, reported on Fedora 7.

CVE-2007-3642: The decode_choice function in
net/netfilter/bf_conntrack_h323_asn1.c in the Linux kernel before
2.6.22 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash)
via an encoded, out-of-range index value for a choice field, which
triggers a NULL pointer dereference.

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-2.6.22
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22.1
http://www.nessus.org/u?8865ef84

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25862 (fedora_2007-655.nasl)

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