Fedora 8 : kernel-2.6.23.8-63.fc8 (2007-3837)

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 2.6.23.9-rc1:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.2
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.3
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.4
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.5
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.6
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.7
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.8
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.9

CVE-2007-5501: The tcp_sacktag_write_queue function in
net/ipv4/tcp_input.c in Linux kernel 2.6.24-rc2 and earlier allows
remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via crafted ACK
responses that trigger a NULL pointer dereference.

CVE-2007-5500: The wait_task_stopped function in the Linux kernel
before 2.6.23.8 checks a TASK_TRACED bit instead of an exit_state
value, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (machine
crash) via unspecified vectors.

Additional fixes: Fix oops in selinux bitmap code (#394501) Fix oops
in netfilter NAT module Major wireless driver updates. libata: fix
resume for some devices libata: possible fix for bug #379971 libata:
fix broken sata_sis driver (#365331) Automatically load the Dell
dcdbas driver (#248257) Initial FireWire OHCI 1.0 Isochronous Receive
support (#344851) Touchpad support for Dell Vostro 1400 and Thinkpad
R61 (#375471)

-63: Fix b43 Revision D error messages. Restore ability to add/remove
virtual i/fs to mac80211 devices

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-2.6.23.2
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.3
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.4
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.5
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.6
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.7
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.8
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.9
http://www.nessus.org/u?5b603380

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29193 (fedora_2007-3837.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 26474
26477

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5500
CVE-2007-5501

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