Fedora 7 : kernel-18.104.22.168-27.fc7 (2007-1130)
High Nessus Plugin ID 27691
SynopsisThe remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
DescriptionRebase kernel to 22.214.171.124:
Includes the CFS scheduler from upstream kernel 2.6.23.
Users should update to the latest autofs package with this kernel or autofs will use excessive amounts of CPU time.
CVE-2007-3642: The decode_choice function in net/netfilter/bf_conntrack_h323_asn1.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via an encoded, out-of-range index value for a choice field, which triggers a NULL pointer dereference.
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.