Fedora 16 : kernel-3.3.8-1.fc16 (2012-8890)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59487


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Linux v3.3.8

Fixes for CVE-2012-2390 and CVE-2012-2372. Disabled 32bit NX emulation which is suspected of being broken and aligns us more with upstream.

Final 3.3.x update before rebasing to the 3.4 kernel series.

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.


Update the affected kernel package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59487

File Name: fedora_2012-8890.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/06/14

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:16

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: 2012/06/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2373, CVE-2012-2390

BID: 53614, 53668

FEDORA: 2012-8890