Fedora 11 : kernel- (2009-9044)

high Nessus Plugin ID 40780
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The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Security fixes: - CVE-2009-2691: Information disclosure in proc filesystem - CVE-2009-2848: execve: must clear current->child_tid - CVE-2009-2849: md: NULL pointer dereference - CVE-2009-2847:
Information leak in do_sigaltstack Restore missing LIRC drivers, dropped in previous release. Backport upstream fixes that further improve the security of mmap of low addresses. (CVE-2009-2695)

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Update the affected kernel package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40780

File Name: fedora_2009-9044.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/27/2009

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/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: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: 8/27/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2691, CVE-2009-2695, CVE-2009-2847, CVE-2009-2848, CVE-2009-2849

BID: 35930

FEDORA: 2009-9044

CWE: 119, 200