RHEL 5 : kernel (RHSA-2007:0169)

high Nessus Plugin ID 25328
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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated kernel packages that fix security issues and bugs in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel are now available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The Linux kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system.

These new kernel packages contain fixes for the following security issues :

* a flaw in the IPv6 socket option handling that allowed a local user to read arbitrary kernel memory (CVE-2007-1000, Important).

* a flaw in the IPv6 socket option handling that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (CVE-2007-1388, Important).

* a flaw in the utrace support that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (CVE-2007-0771, Important).

In addition to the security issues described above, a fix for a memory leak in the audit subsystem and a fix for a data corruption bug on s390 systems have been included.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 users are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which are not vulnerable to these issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25328

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0169.nasl

Version: 1.30

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/25/2007

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.8


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-PAE, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-PAE-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-doc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-xen, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-xen-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/30/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/10/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0771, CVE-2007-1000, CVE-2007-1388

RHSA: 2007:0169