Fedora 2004-186 Security Check

High Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801553

Synopsis

The remote host is missing a security update.

Description

Numerous problems referencing userspace memory were identified in
several device drivers by Al Viro using the sparse tool. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) assigned the
name CVE-2004-0495 to this issue.

A problem was found where userspace code could execute certain
floating point instructions from signal handlers which would cause the
kernel to lock up. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) assigned the name CVE-2004-0554 to this issue.

Previous kernels contained a patch against the framebuffer ioctl code
which turned out to be unnecessary. This has been dropped in this
update.

A memory leak in the E1000 network card driver has been fixed. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) assigned
the name CVE-2004-0535 to this issue.

Previously, inappropriate permissions were set on
/proc/scsi/qla2300/HbaApiNode The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project (cve.mitre.org) assigned the name CVE-2004-0587 to this issue.

Support for systems with more than 4GB of memory was previously
unavailable. The 686 SMP kernel now supports this configuration.
(Bugzilla #122960) Support for SMP on 586's was also previously not
included. This has also been rectified. (Bugzilla #111871)

Solution

Update the affected package(s).

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?8b008255

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 801553

File Name: 801553.prm

Family: Generic

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0495, CVE-2004-0535, CVE-2004-0554, CVE-2004-0587