Fedora 8 : kernel-2.6.23.15-137.fc8 (2008-1423)

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

Update to Linux kernel 2.6.23.15:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.15 Fix
vmsplice local root vulnerability: CVE-2008-0009: Fixed by update to
2.6.23.15. CVE-2008-0010: Fixed by update to 2.6.23.15. CVE-2008-0600:
Extra fix from upstream applied. Fix memory leak in netlabel code.
Work around broken Seagate LBA48 disks. (#429364) Fix futex oops on
uniprocessor machine. (#429412) Add support for new Macbook touchpads.
(#426574) Fix the initio driver broken in 2.6.23. (#390531) Fix
segfaults from using vdso=2. (#427641) FireWire updates, fixing
multiple problems. (#429598) ACPI: fix multiple problems with
brightness controls (#427518) Fix Megahertz PCMCIA Ethernet adapter
(#233255) Fix oops in netfilter. (#430663) ACPI: fix early init of EC
(#426480) ALSA: fix audio on some systems with STAC codec (#431360)
Atheros L2 fast Ethernet driver (atl2) for ASUS Eeepc. ASUS Eeepc ACPI
hotkey driver. Wireless driver updates from upstream.

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-2.6.23.15
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=233255
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=390531
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=426480
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=426574
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=427518
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=427641
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=429364
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=429412
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=430663
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=431360
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=432229
http://www.nessus.org/u?962345de

Solution :

Update the affected kernel package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31030 (fedora_2008-1423.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0009
CVE-2008-0010
CVE-2008-0600

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