Fedora 9 : kernel-2.6.27.9-73.fc9 (2008-11618)

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


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

Update kernel from version 2.6.27.7 to 2.6.27.9:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.27.8
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.27.9 Also
includes three critical fixes scheduled for 2.6.27.10 Update applesmc
driver to latest upstream version. (Adds module autoloading.) Update
ALSA audio drivers to version 1.0.18a. (See www.alsa-project.org for
details.) Security fixes: CVE-2008-5079 in 2.6.27.9 CVE-2008-5182 in
2.6.27.8 CVE-2008-5300 in 2.6.27.8

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-2.6.27.8
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.27.9
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=472325
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=473259
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=473696
http://www.nessus.org/u?4addf118

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 : 5.4
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35264 (fedora_2008-11618.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 32676

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5079
CVE-2008-5182
CVE-2008-5300

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