Fedora 9 : kernel-2.6.27.9-73.fc9 (2008-11618)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 35264
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VPR Score: 6.6

Synopsis

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description

Update kernel from version 2.6.27.7 to 2.6.27.9:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.27.8 http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.27.9 Also includes three critical fixes scheduled for 2.6.27.10 Update applesmc driver to latest upstream version. (Adds module autoloading.) Update ALSA audio drivers to version 1.0.18a. (See www.alsa-project.org for details.) Security fixes: CVE-2008-5079 in 2.6.27.9 CVE-2008-5182 in 2.6.27.8 CVE-2008-5300 in 2.6.27.8

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?8f8e56b1

http://www.nessus.org/u?7612a49a

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=472325

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=473259

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=473696

http://www.nessus.org/u?4addf118

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 35264

File Name: fedora_2008-11618.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/26/2008

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 6.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:9

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: 12/24/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5079, CVE-2008-5182, CVE-2008-5300

BID: 32676

CWE: 362, 399