Fedora 2004-206 Security Check

High Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801556

Synopsis

The remote host is missing a security update.

Description

During an audit of the Linux kernel, SUSE discovered a flaw that
allowed a user to make unauthorized changes to the group ID of files
in certain circumstances. In the 2.4 kernel, as shipped with Fedora
Core 1, the only way this could happen is through the kernel nfs
server. A user on a system that mounted a remote file system from a
vulnerable machine may be able to make unauthorized changes to the
group ID of exported files. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0497 to this
issue. Only Fedora Core 1 systems that are configured to share file
systems via NFS are affected by this issue.

Additionally, a number of issues were discovered with the Broadcom
5820 driver. Until such time that these get fixed, this driver has
been disabled.

All Fedora Core 1 users are advised to upgrade their kernels to the
packages associated with their machine architectures and
configurations as listed in this erratum.

Solution

Update the affected package(s).

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?9aca1082

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 801556

File Name: 801556.prm

Family: Generic

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0497