Fedora 7 : kernel-2.6.23.17-88.fc7 (2008-4043)

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 version 2.6.23.17:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.16
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.17
Additionally, following security fixes were backported: CVE-2008-1669
- SMP ordering hole in fcntl_setlk() CVE-2008-1615 - Denial-of-service
on x86_64 architecture.

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-2.6.23.16
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.17
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=431430
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=443433
http://www.nessus.org/u?791c7ec0

Solution :

Update the affected kernel package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 32384 (fedora_2008-4043.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 29076
29086

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1615
CVE-2008-1669

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