Fedora Core 2 : kernel-2.6.6-1.435.2.1 (2004-202)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13733


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


This security update fixes the remote DoS possibility identified and fixed by Adam Osuchowski and Tomasz Dubinski in the netfilter code of the 2.6 kernel. Note that this remote DoS can only be triggered when using the rarely used '-p tcp --tcp-option' options in the netfilter firewall subsystem. Fedora Core 2 systems are not vulnerable unless the administrator manually configured this rarely used option.

For more information see http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/367615/2004-06-27/2004-07-03/0

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: 13733

File Name: fedora_2004-202.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/23

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel, 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-sourcecode, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/06/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0626

FEDORA: 2004-202