Fedora 8 : kernel-2.6.23.8-63.fc8 (2007-3837)

High Nessus Plugin ID 29193

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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description

Update to kernel 2.6.23.9-rc1:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.2 http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.3 http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.4 http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.5 http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.6 http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.7 http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.8 http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.9

CVE-2007-5501: The tcp_sacktag_write_queue function in net/ipv4/tcp_input.c in Linux kernel 2.6.24-rc2 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via crafted ACK responses that trigger a NULL pointer dereference.

CVE-2007-5500: The wait_task_stopped function in the Linux kernel before 2.6.23.8 checks a TASK_TRACED bit instead of an exit_state value, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (machine crash) via unspecified vectors.

Additional fixes: Fix oops in selinux bitmap code (#394501) Fix oops in netfilter NAT module Major wireless driver updates. libata: fix resume for some devices libata: possible fix for bug #379971 libata:
fix broken sata_sis driver (#365331) Automatically load the Dell dcdbas driver (#248257) Initial FireWire OHCI 1.0 Isochronous Receive support (#344851) Touchpad support for Dell Vostro 1400 and Thinkpad R61 (#375471)

-63: Fix b43 Revision D error messages. Restore ability to add/remove virtual i/fs to mac80211 devices

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?282604f1

http://www.nessus.org/u?5b24e754

http://www.nessus.org/u?6f4e90bf

http://www.nessus.org/u?8b5739f4

http://www.nessus.org/u?dfaed5ff

http://www.nessus.org/u?bda3e1fe

http://www.nessus.org/u?00091f6b

http://www.nessus.org/u?1527ea83

http://www.nessus.org/u?5b603380

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 29193

File Name: fedora_2007-3837.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/12/04

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-PAE, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-PAE-debug, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-PAE-debug-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-PAE-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-PAE-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-PAE-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-debug, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-debug-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-debuginfo-common, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-doc, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel-headers, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:8

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/12/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5500, CVE-2007-5501

BID: 26474, 26477

FEDORA: 2007-3837

CWE: 399