Fedora 2004-137 Security Check

High Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801551


The remote host is missing a security update.


An updated kernel is available that brings the kernel to the 2.6.7-rc3
base level. This new kernel provides a significant number of bug fixes
and improvements for USB, the keyboard/mouse subsystem and the VM.
This kernel also fixes the high profile bugs about not working on VIA
C3 processors (#120685) and Asus P4P800 motherboards (#121819). In
this new kernel firewire no longer oopses during boot and has been
re-enabled, however we consider firewire support still somewhat
experimental and recommend extensive testing before using firewire in
a production environment.

This kernel also contains the enhancements series from Al Viro that
enables the Sparse source code checking tool to check for a certain
class kernel bugs. This class of bugs can lead to privilege escalation
vulnerabilities, and fixes for all such bugs that were found with
Sparse and these patches are included in this erratum.


Update the affected package(s).

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 801551

File Name: 801551.prm

Family: Generic

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High