Oracle Linux 5 : kernel (ELSA-2007-0595)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 67537
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0595 :
Updated kernel packages that fix a security issue and a bug in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel are now available.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
The Linux kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system.
These new kernel packages contain a fix for the following security issue :
* a flaw in the signal handling on PowerPC-based systems that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (floating point corruption).
In addition to the security issue described above, a fix for the following have been included :
* a bug that can lead to data corruption with ServerWorks IDE controllers.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 users are advised to upgrade to these packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected kernel packages.