Fedora 7 : kernel- (2008-0958)

High Nessus Plugin ID 30113


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Update to Linux kernel
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog- http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog- CVE-2008-0001: VFS in the Linux kernel before, and 2.6.23.x before, performs tests of access mode by using the flag variable instead of the acc_mode variable, which might allow local users to bypass intended permissions and remove directories. Plus:
Major wireless driver updates. Restored the /proc/slabinfo file.
Additional bug fixes for the listed Bugzilla entries.

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.


Update the affected kernel package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 30113

File Name: fedora_2008-0958.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/01/29

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:7

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/01/29

Reference Information

FEDORA: 2008-0958