Fedora 17 : kernel-3.6.7-4.fc17 (2012-18684)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 63013


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


CVE-2012-4461: kvm: invalid opcode oops on SET_SREGS with OSXSAVE bit set

Update to upstream stable release 3.6.7

Assorted other fixes.

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: Low

ID: 63013

File Name: fedora_2012-18684.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/11/23

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kernel, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:17

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/11/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4461

BID: 56414

FEDORA: 2012-18684