Fedora Core 5 : kernel-2.6.16-1.2096_FC5 (2006-421)

High Nessus Plugin ID 21252

Synopsis

The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.

Description

This update includes a number of security issues that have been fixed upstream over the last week or so.

i386/x86-64: Fix x87 information leak between processes (CVE-2006-1056) ip_route_input panic fix (CVE-2006-1525) fix MADV_REMOVE vulnerability (CVE-2006-1524) shmat: stop mprotect from giving write permission to a readonly attachment (CVE-2006-1524) Fix MPBL0010 driver insecure sysfs permissions x86_64: When user could have changed RIP always force IRET (CVE-2006-0744) Fix RCU signal handling Keys: Fix oops when adding key to non-keyring (CVE-2006-1522) sysfs: zero terminate sysfs write buffers (CVE-2006-1055)

It also includes various other fixes from the -stable tree. Full changelogs are available from :

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.9 http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.8 http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.7 http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.6 http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.5 http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.4 http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.3 http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.2

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.2

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.3

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.4

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.5

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.6

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.7

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.8

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.9

http://www.nessus.org/u?2e8daedf

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21252

File Name: fedora_2006-421.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/04/21

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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-kdump, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-kdump-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-smp, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-smp-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-xen0, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-xen0-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-xenU, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-xenU-devel, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:5

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/04/19

Reference Information

FEDORA: 2006-421