RHEL 2.1 : kernel (RHSA-2007:0672)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 25876
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Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-6054

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-6058

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2007-1217

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2007-1353

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2007-1592

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007:0672

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25876

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

Version: 1.27

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/13/2007

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

Temporal Vector: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/8/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/21/2006

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