RHEL 3 : kernel (RHSA-2007:0938)

High Nessus Plugin ID 26906


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


Updated kernel packages that fix a security issue in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 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.

A flaw was found in ia32 emulation affecting users running 64-bit versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux on x86_64 architectures. A local user could use this flaw to gain elevated privileges. (CVE-2007-4573).

Red Hat would like to thank Wojciech Purczynski for reporting this issue.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 users are advised to upgrade to these packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 26906

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0938.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/10/03

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/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-doc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-hugemem, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-hugemem-unsupported, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-smp, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-smp-unsupported, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-source, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-unsupported, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3

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: 2007/09/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4573

BID: 25774

RHSA: 2007:0938

CWE: 264