Fedora Core 4 : kernel-2.6.14-1.1653_FC4 (2005-1138)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20306


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


This update fixes several minor security related issues.

A problem was discovered where users could reprogram keys, leaving 'traps' for the next user of a console. The ability has been restricted to root.

A 32 bit integer overflow was discovered in the invalidate_inode_pages2() function which could lead to a local denial of service attack.

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: 20306

File Name: fedora_2005-1138.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/12/15

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-doc, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-smp, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-smp-devel, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/12/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3808

FEDORA: 2005-1138