Fedora Core 1 : kernel-2.4.22-1.2197.nptl (2004-206)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 13737


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


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.

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: Low

ID: 13737

File Name: fedora_2004-206.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/23

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

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: 2004/07/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0497

FEDORA: 2004-206