Fedora 8 : kernel-2.6.23.15-137.fc8 (2008-1423)

High Nessus Plugin ID 31030

Synopsis

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description

Update to Linux kernel 2.6.23.15:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.15 Fix vmsplice local root vulnerability: CVE-2008-0009: Fixed by update to 2.6.23.15. CVE-2008-0010: Fixed by update to 2.6.23.15. CVE-2008-0600:
Extra fix from upstream applied. Fix memory leak in netlabel code.
Work around broken Seagate LBA48 disks. (#429364) Fix futex oops on uniprocessor machine. (#429412) Add support for new Macbook touchpads.
(#426574) Fix the initio driver broken in 2.6.23. (#390531) Fix segfaults from using vdso=2. (#427641) FireWire updates, fixing multiple problems. (#429598) ACPI: fix multiple problems with brightness controls (#427518) Fix Megahertz PCMCIA Ethernet adapter (#233255) Fix oops in netfilter. (#430663) ACPI: fix early init of EC (#426480) ALSA: fix audio on some systems with STAC codec (#431360) Atheros L2 fast Ethernet driver (atl2) for ASUS Eeepc. ASUS Eeepc ACPI hotkey driver. Wireless driver updates from upstream.

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 kernel package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?c944391b

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=233255

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=390531

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=426480

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=426574

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=427518

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=427641

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=429364

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=429412

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=430663

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=431360

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=432229

http://www.nessus.org/u?962345de

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 31030

File Name: fedora_2008-1423.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/02/12

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:8

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/02/11

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0009, CVE-2008-0010, CVE-2008-0600

FEDORA: 2008-1423

CWE: 20, 94