Fedora 8 : kernel-2.6.24.7-92.fc8 (2008-3873)

high Nessus Plugin ID 32335
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VPR Score: 6.7

Synopsis

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description

Update to Linux kernel verion 2.6.24.6, 2.6.24.7:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.24.6 http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.24.7 Security fixes: CVE-2008-1375 (2.6.24.6) - dnotify/close race CVE-2008-1675 (2.6.24.6)

- tehuti driver permissions and register size check issues CVE-2008-1669 (2.6.24.7) - SMP ordering hole in fcntl_setlk() Wireless driver bug fixes. Fix access permissions on /proc/kcore (#241362) Re-enable machine check exception handler.

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?b6c6ba79

http://www.nessus.org/u?0f83f09d

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=439754

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=443433

http://www.nessus.org/u?322dcc59

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 32335

File Name: fedora_2008-3873.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/16/2008

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:ND/RL:OF/RC: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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/14/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1375, CVE-2008-1669, CVE-2008-1675

BID: 29003, 29076

FEDORA: 2008-3873

CWE: 94, 362, 399