Fedora 8 : kernel-2.6.23.14-115.fc8 (2008-0984)

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

Update to Linux kernel 2.6.23.14:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.10
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.11
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.12
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.13
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.14
CVE-2008-0001: VFS in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22.16, and 2.6.23.x
before 2.6.23.14, performs tests of access mode by using the flag
variable instead of the acc_mode variable, which might allow local
users to bypass intended permissions and remove directories. Plus:
Major wireless driver updates. Restored the /proc/slabinfo file.
Radeon R500 2D DRM support. Enable the USB IO-Warrior driver.
Additional bug fixes for the listed Bugzilla entries.

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-2.6.23.10
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.11
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.12
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.13
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.14
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=394981
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=396041
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=417141
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=419661
http://www.nessus.org/u?5fba6a82

Solution :

Update the affected kernel package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 30233 (fedora_2008-0984.nasl)

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