Fedora Core 2 : kernel-2.6.6-1.435.2.1 (2004-202)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13733
SynopsisThe remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThis 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.