Fedora Core 2 : kernel-2.6.10-1.8_FC2 (2005-014)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 16134

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VPR Score: 8.9


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


This update rebases the kernel to match the upstream 2.6.10 release, and adds a number of security fixes by means of adding the latest -ac patch.

CVE-2004-1235 Paul Starzetz from isec.pl found a problem in the binary format loaders uselib() function that could lead to potential priveledge escalation.

NO-CAN-ASSIGNED Brad Spengler found several problems.

- An integer overflow in the random poolsize sysctl handler.

- SCSI ioctl integer overflow and information leak.

- RLIMIT_MEMLOCK bypass and unprivileged user DoS.

NO-CAN-ASSIGNED Coverity Inc. found a number of bugs with their automated source checker in coda, xfs, network bridging, rose network protocol, and the sdla wan driver. http://linuxbugs.coverity.com

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: 16134

File Name: fedora_2005-014.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/01/12

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 8.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.2

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/01/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1235

FEDORA: 2005-014