Fedora 18 : kernel-3.6.7-5.fc18 (2012-18740)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 63055


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Fixes CVE-2012-4461 and adds support for two rebranded BCM20702A0 bluetooth adapters. Also adds 1/2 of the fix for bug 859485. Latest upstream stable release v3.6.7. As usual, fixes across the tree. In addition to the listed bugs, this also fixes :

- correct module signatures on PAE and -debug/PAEdebug kernel flavours

- external module builds with module signing

- vanilla kernel builds

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: 63055

File Name: fedora_2012-18740.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/11/27

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:18

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: 2012-18740