Fedora Core 1 : kernel-2.4.22-1.2179.nptl (2004-101)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13685


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


iDefense reported a buffer overflow flaw in the ISO9660 filesystem code. An attacker could create a malicious filesystem in such a way that they could gain root privileges if that filesystem is mounted.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0109 to this issue.

Solar Designer from OpenWall discovered a minor information leak in the ext3 filesystem code due to the lack of initialization of journal descriptor blocks. This flaw has only minor security implications and exploitation requires privileged access to the raw device. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0133 to this issue.

These packages also contain an updated fix with additional checks for issues in the R128 Direct Render Infrastructure. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0003 to this issue.

Additionally, additional hardening of the mremap function was applied to prevent a potential local denial of service attack.

The low latency patch applied in previous kernels has also been found to cause stability problems under certain conditions. It has been disabled in this update whilst further investigation occurs.

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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 13685

File Name: fedora_2004-101.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/23

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-BOOT, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-doc, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-smp, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-source, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/04/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0109

FEDORA: 2004-101