Fedora 11 : kernel- (2009-8684)

High Nessus Plugin ID 40629


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Fix oops in clock_nanosleep syscall which allows an ordinary user to cause a null ptr dereference in the kernel. CVE-2009-2767. Fixes BUG_ON() in the intel gem page fault code breaking GNOME Shell.

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Update the affected kernel package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40629

File Name: fedora_2009-8684.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/08/20

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:11

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: 2009/08/17

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Linux Kernel Sendpage Local Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2767

BID: 35647, 35724, 35850, 35851, 36038

FEDORA: 2009-8684

CWE: 119