Fedora Core 4 : kernel-2.6.15-1.1833_FC4 (2006-131)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 20997


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


This update rebases to the latest -stable release (, which fixes a number of security problems.

- sys_mbind failed to sanity check its arguments, leading to a potential local DoS.

- A specially crafted ELF executable could cause Intel EM64T boxes to crash. (CVE-2006-0741)

- Normal users could panic NFS clients with direct I/O (CVE-2006-0555)

Further information on changes can be found in the upstream changelog at http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-

Further Fedora specific changes are detailed below.

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: 20997

File Name: fedora_2006-131.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/03/06

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:N/A:P

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: 2006/03/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0555, CVE-2006-0741

FEDORA: 2006-131