Fedora Core 6 : kernel-2.6.22.14-72.fc6 (2007-759)

High Nessus Plugin ID 29285

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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.

Description

Update to Linux 2.6.22.14:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22.10 http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22.11 http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22.12 http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22.13 http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22.14

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.

Plus: Fix compat class device links in sysfs. Fix boot speed when virtualized on Intel VT processors. Fix ppc64 vDSO DWARF info for CR register (#350291)

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?5018c7fc

http://www.nessus.org/u?0a23d5a9

http://www.nessus.org/u?ea5a4aeb

http://www.nessus.org/u?bb56a1b8

http://www.nessus.org/u?d088b5b7

http://www.nessus.org/u?e55cd646

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 29285

File Name: fedora_2007-759.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/12/11

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A: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_core:6

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/12/07

Reference Information

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

FEDORA: 2007-759

CWE: 399