Fedora Core 5 : kernel-2.6.19-1.2288.2.1.fc5 (2007-277)

High Nessus Plugin ID 24766


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


Updated to kernel plus additional fixes :

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog- 4 V4L fixes 3 usbaudio fixes 3 wireless driver fixes 2 IDE driver cable detection fixes NFS bugfix various other fixes

CVE-2007-0772: Summary: The Linux kernel before allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (oops) via a crafted NFSACL 2 ACCESS request that triggers a free of an incorrect pointer.

CVE-2006-5753: Summary: Unspecified vulnerability in the listxattr system call in Linux kernel, when a 'bad inode' is present, allows local users to cause a denial of service (data corruption) and possibly gain privileges via unknown vectors.

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: High

ID: 24766

File Name: fedora_2007-277.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/03/06

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/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-debug, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-debug-devel, 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-debug, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-smp-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-smp-devel, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:5

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/03/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5753, CVE-2007-0772

FEDORA: 2007-277

CWE: 399