Fedora Core 2 : kernel-2.6.10-1.9_FC2 (2005-026)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 16167
SynopsisThe remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.
Paul Starzetz from isec.pl found an exploitable hole in the x86 SMP page fault handler which could lead to privilege escalation.
This update additionally fixes a random memory corruption issue present in the previous update, and in addition updates to the latest
-ac collection of patches. A full changelog of the update vs the previous -ac8 based release is available at http://lkml.org/lkml/2005/1/13/219
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.