Fedora Core 6 : kernel-2.6.22.14-72.fc6 (2007-759)

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


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.

Description :

Update to Linux 2.6.22.14:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22.10
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22.11
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22.12
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22.13
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22.14

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.

Plus: Fix compat class device links in sysfs. Fix boot speed when
virtualized on Intel VT processors. Fix ppc64 vDSO DWARF info for CR
register (#350291)

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-2.6.22.10
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22.11
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22.12
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22.13
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22.14
http://www.nessus.org/u?e55cd646

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)

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29285 (fedora_2007-759.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

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

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