Fedora 7 : kernel-2.6.22.4-65.fc7 (2007-1785)

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


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

Update to kernel 2.6.22.2, 2.6.22.3 and 2.6.22.4:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22.2
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22.3
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22.4

- Fix failure to find serial ports on some machines.

- Detect broken timers on some AMD dual-core machines:
fixes hangs and failure to boot.

- Don't crash when a userspace driver requests too much
memory.

- Update the CFS scheduler to more closely match
upstream.

- Wireless driver update.

- Enable ACPI_DEBUG in -debug builds.

- Fix e820 memory hole sizing on x86_64.

- Add four bugfixes for sky2 ethernet.

- Fix some SCSI async scanning bugs.

- Fix polling in r8169 driver.

- Fix wrong sensor values with some chips.

CVE-2007-3848: Linux kernel 2.4.35 and other versions allows local
users to send arbitrary signals to a child process that is running at
higher privileges by causing a setuid-root parent process to die,
which delivers an attacker-controlled parent process death signal
(PR_SET_PDEATHSIG).

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-2.6.22.2
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22.3
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22.4
http://www.nessus.org/u?87df7cb8

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27734 (fedora_2007-1785.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3848

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