RHEL 2.1 : kernel (RHSA-2007:0672)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25876


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated kernel packages that fix a number of security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 (32-bit architectures).

This security advisory 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 security issues described below :

* a flaw in IPv6 flow label handling that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (crash). (CVE-2007-1592, Important)

* a flaw in the ISDN CAPI subsystem that allowed a remote user to cause a denial of service or potential privilege escalation.
(CVE-2007-1217, Moderate)

* a flaw in the Bluetooth subsystem that allowed a local user to trigger an information leak. (CVE-2007-1353, Low)

* various flaws in the supported filesystems that allowed a local privileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2006-6054, CVE-2006-6058, Low)

Red Hat would like to thank Ilja van Sprundel for reporting an issue fixed in this erratum.

All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 users are advised to upgrade their kernels to these updated packages, which contain backported fixes to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25876

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0672.nasl

Version: 1.26

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/08/13

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-BOOT, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debug, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-doc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-enterprise, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-smp, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-source, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-summit, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/08/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/11/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6054, CVE-2006-6058, CVE-2007-1217, CVE-2007-1353, CVE-2007-1592

BID: 23104

RHSA: 2007:0672

CWE: 119, 189