Fedora Core 1 : kernel-2.4.22-1.2194.nptl (2004-186)

High Nessus Plugin ID 13731


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


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)

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: High

ID: 13731

File Name: fedora_2004-186.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/23

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

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: 2004/06/23

Reference Information

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

FEDORA: 2004-186