Fedora 8 : kernel-2.6.24.7-92.fc8 (2008-3873)

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 verion 2.6.24.6, 2.6.24.7:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.24.6
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.24.7
Security fixes: CVE-2008-1375 (2.6.24.6) - dnotify/close race
CVE-2008-1675 (2.6.24.6)

- tehuti driver permissions and register size check issues
CVE-2008-1669 (2.6.24.7) - SMP ordering hole in
fcntl_setlk() Wireless driver bug fixes. Fix access
permissions on /proc/kcore (#241362) Re-enable machine
check exception handler.

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-2.6.24.6
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.24.7
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=439754
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=443433
http://www.nessus.org/u?322dcc59

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 32335 (fedora_2008-3873.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 29003
29076

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1375
CVE-2008-1669
CVE-2008-1675

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