RHEL 2.1 : kernel (RHSA-2004:437)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 14309


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated kernel packages are now available as part of ongoing support and maintenance of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1. This is the fifth regular update.

The Linux kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system.

This is the fifth regular kernel update to Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1. It contains one minor security fix, many bug fixes, and updates a number of device drivers.

A bug in the SoundBlaster 16 code which did not properly handle certain sample sizes has been fixed. This flaw could be used by local users to crash a system. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0178 to this issue.

The following drivers have also been updated :

* cciss v2.4.52 * e1000 v5252k1 * e100 v2.3.43-k1 * fusion v2.05.16 * ips v7.00.15 * aacraid v1.1.5 * megaraid2 v2.10.6

All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 users are advised to upgrade their kernels to the packages associated with their machine architectures and configurations as listed in this erratum.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 14309

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2004-437.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/08/18

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-BOOT, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debug, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-doc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-enterprise, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-smp, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-source, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-summit, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/08/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0178

RHSA: 2004:437